A Glance at the Political Situation . Gail Laughlin, '94 .
Fbom the Second Balcony
A Commonplace Happening
Jeannette H. Marks
M. E. C, '88 .
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A GLANCE AT THE POLITICAL SITUATION.
It is agreed by members of all the political parties, and by people in
general, that the presidential campaign of 1896 is the most important since
the Civil War. It is a campaign in which the issues are clear and distinct ;
the policies of the respective parties definite and unmistakable. There will
be no attempt in this article to give anything but a bare outline of the issues
at stake, and no attempt to discuss any party policies but those of the Demo-
cratic and Republican parties, except in the case where some other party
has indorsed the policy of one of the two great parties.
The question most discussed, and the one considered by perhaps the
majority of the people as the most important issue of the campaign, is the
money question. The Republican party in its platform, adopted at St.
Louis in June, declared itself in favor of the " existing gold standard," and
opposed to the free coinage of silver, except by international agreement.
As the platform suggests, the monetary standard of the United States is
gold. Gold is also the standard of every other great nation to-day. An
important distinction must be made between standard and currency. Our
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currency consists of gold, silver, paper, copper, nickel, hut our standard is
gold; i. e., we take gold as tlie basis for measuring the value of all other
commodities, and, furthermore, the United States Government stands ready
to make all other money issued by it as good as gold. This is the policy
which the Republican party would continue, unless all the great nations of
the world should agree to adopt a double standard.
The Democratic party, in its platform adopted at Chicago in July, de-
clared in favor of the free and unlimited coinage of silver at the ratio of 16
to 1. The Populist party, the National Silver party, and one branch of
the Prohibitionist party, have also declared in favor of the free coinage of
silver. The meaning of the free coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1 is,
that under such a policy anyone could bring silver bullion to the mint and
have it coined free of charge, as is the case with gold now ; and, furthermore,
that the Government should consider sixteen ounces of silver equal in value
to one ounce of gold, and should coin the silver in accordance with that ratio.
Sixteen to one was the last ratio between gold and silver fixed by the
Government. The first ratio fixed was 15 to 1, then it was changed to 15J
to 1, and finally to 16 to 1 ; the change in each case being made because of
a change in the market value of silver. It was the purpose of the Govern-
ment to have the legal ratio as nearly as possible the same as the market
ratio ; and when the ratio of 16 to 1 was fixed, that was the market ratio of
the two metals. To-day, one ounce of gold is equal in value to about thirty-
one ounces of silver in open market ; or in other words, the present market
ratio is 31 to 1. The advocates of free coinage of silver, however, demand
that the ratio of 16 to 1 be adopted, claiming that that is the normal, right-
ful ratio ; and that the price of silver has been forced down by the adoption
of the gold standard.
They contend, further, that the scarcity of gold has enhanced the value
of the dollar, and has thus caused the prices of all commodities to fall, as
expressed in terms of money. They believe that the enhancement in the
value of the dollar has been unjust to the debtor class ; that it compels them
to pay more in settlement of a debt than was represented by the debt at the
time of its contraction. They hold that the fall in prices has worked harm
to the producer, because it has decreased the value of his products. They
argue that the free coinage of silver would make money plenty, and would
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therefore make it easier for the debtor to pay his debts, and would enable
the producer to get better prices for his products.
The opponents of the free coinage of silver say, in answer to these argu-
ments, that the value of a thing is determined by its market price ; that
prices cannot be fixed by legislation ; that it would be no more absurd for
the United States to say that the price of a bushel of corn shall be $1.00
when the market price is 50 cents, than to say that the value of an ounce of
silver shall be $1.29, when the market price is 67 or 68 cents per ounce.
They say that the fall in prices is not due to scarcity of gold or of
money in general; that the amount of money per capita is greater than at
the time of the adoption of the gold standard ; that the fall in the price of
silver is due to the great increase in the supply, the fall in the prices of
manufactured products to the use of improved machinery, and the fall in
the great agricultural staples to the opening up of wheat and cotton fields
in other countries. They point to the fact that wages have not fallen but
have risen, as proof that the fall in the prices of commodities is due to par-
ticular causes, and not to scarcity of money. They hold, therefore, that
the value of the dollar has not been enhanced, and that no injustice
has been done the debtor ; that since the fall in prices has been due to nat-
ural causes, the gold standard has not been the cause of harm to the pro-
ducer ; furthermore, that a rise in prices in general will not be of advantage
to anyone, for although a man will get more for the products which he sells,
he will also have to pay more for the products which he buys.
The opponents of free coinage of silver contend, moreover, that wages
would not advance as rapidly as prices ; that the merchant would immedi-
ately advance the prices of his goods, but that the employer would not so
quickly advance the wages of his employees ; that history proves that wages
have never advanced as rapidly as prices have advanced, and that, therefore,
by the free coinage of silver, a great injury would be inflicted on all wage
earners and on all people employed at a fixed salary. They argue, too,
that the holders of all fixed obligations would suffer, because, although they
would receive the same number of dollars, yet those dollars would be of less
purchasing power than the ones which the obligation represents ; that to
this class belong all who have deposits in savings banks, those who receive
pensions, and all creditors.
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In reply to the arguments of the gold people, setting forth the evils of
cheap money, the silver people say that the adoption of free coinage of sil-
ver hy the United States, at the ratio of 16 to 1, and its agreement to coin
all silver brought to its mints at that ratio, would raise the market price
of silver so that 10 to 1 would be the market ratio of the two metals as well
as the coinage ratio; and that, in consequence, the value of the silver in a
silver dollar would be 100 cents, instead of 53 cents, as it is now, and that,
therefore, the dollar would have as great purchasing power as it has now,
and so the value of wages and of savings bank deposits would not he lessened.
The gold people immediately point out that if this last contention of the
silver people is true, the former claim, that the value of the dollar has been
enhanced by the gold standard, cannot stand. But they contend that it
is not true ; that the United States cannot absorb all the silver in the world,
and so cannot raise the price by offering a market for the world's silver at
$1.29 per ounce. They point to our experience under the Sherman Act,
when, although we bought 2,250 tons of silver per year for three years,
yet the price of silver steadily fell. They call attention, too, to the fact
that, under free coinage, the United States would not be responsible to make
the silver dollar as good as gold, but that it would simply stamp the silver
as a dollar, and send it out to fight its own battle with gold. They claim
that the result would be a depreciated dollar, and cite as a warning the ex-
perience of Mexico, where, under free coinage of silver, the silver dollar has
decreased in value as silver has decreased in price. They say that a depre-
ciated dollar is a dishonest dollar, because if used to pay debts contracted
in the past, when the dollar was worth more, the real amount of the debt
will not be paid ; that in fact a portion of it will, to all practical intent, be
repudiated. They say, too, that under free coinage of silver the dollar
would be an UQcertain dollar, because its value would depend on the market
price of silver, and the market price of silver varies from day to day ; that,
therefore, all confidence would be destroyed and industry paralyzed.
The opponents of free coinage go further. They claim that under the
free coinage of silver the United States would be obliged to pay its obligations
in a depreciated dollar, and would thereby repudiate a part of its lawful
indebtedness ; that the result would be to shatter the national credit and
blacken the national honor.
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But there is another question which stands beside the silver question
and disputes with it the claim to first importance, and that is the tariff ques-
tion. The tariff question is considered by a majority of the Republican
party, at least, as of more importance than the silver question ; not because
it entails consequences of such momentous immediate importance as does
the silver question, but because they consider that our present tariff policy
is the cause of the present distress and business depression — the hard times ;
the cause of the conditions which have given rise to the demand for the free
coinage of silver. They believe that if the tariff were remodeled on protective
tariff lines, prosperity would return and the demand for free coinage of silver
disappear. This has been the position taken again and again by Republican
leaders. This is the ground taken by Major McKinley in his letter of
The Republican party is pledged by all its history and by every plat-
form ever adopted, as well as by the platform adopted last June, to a
protective tariff. A protective tariff' is a duty levied on all articles of foreign
production such as are or may be produced in this country, sufficient to
measure the difference in cost of production in this country and in foreign
countries. As a corollary to this is the principle that all articles which
cannot be produced in this country, except luxuries, should be admitted
free. These two statements sum up the policy of the Republican party.
The Democratic party, in its platform adopted in July, declared for a
tariff for revenue only; i. e., the Democratic party believes in levying cus-
toms duties only for the sake of revenue, and not to afford protection to any
industry. A revenue tariff is a duty levied for the sake of revenue on arti-
cles of foreign production. A tariff for revenue only, should properly, in
order to avoid containing any of the elements of a protective tariff", be levied
on articles of foreign production which cannot be produced in this country.
The advocates of a revenue tariff* claim that any duty on imports is a tax,
and that, therefore, a protective tariff* is a tax, and enhances the price of the
product on which it is levied to the consumer, even as does the revenue
tariff*; but that in contradistinction to a revenue tariff, it not only enhances
the price of the foreign product, but enables the American producer to add
the amount of the tariff to the American product ; that this additional price
on the American product is a direct bonus to the American producer paid
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by the consumer; that if it is true, as claimed by protectionists, that certain
articles cannot be produced as cheaply in this country as in foreign coun-
tries, we should either find means by which to produce them as cheaply or
give up the business ; that we should buy where we can buy the cheapest.
Protectionists claim that the cost of production of many articles is
greater in this country than in foreign countries, the greater cost being due
almost wholly, if not wholly, to the higher wages paid here; that if the
foreign products were admitted free, the foreign producer could and would
undersell the American producer, and force him out of business or compel
him to reduce wages ; that our markets would be flooded with foreign
goods, our industries be at a standstill, and our people out of work. They
claim that the tarifl' is not always a tax on the consumer, but is sometimes
paid by the foreign producer as the price of our market ; that in cases where
the tarifl' does enhance the price of the foreign product, and thereby permit
the American producer to sell his product for the same price, it is not a
bonus to the American producer, because it measures onby the difference in
cost of production ; represents the difference between American and foreign
wages, and is necessary to enable the American producer to continue in busi-
ness. They hold that to " buy where you can buy the cheapest" is not a
safe rule to follow if it means buying the products of cheap foreign labor,
and so tending to cheapen American labor. They hold that the year 1891
and that part of 1892 previous to the presidential election of that year was
the most prosperous time in our history ; and point to the fact that the pro-
tective tariff law, known as the McKinley bill, was in force at that time.
They contend that business depression was due first to apprehension of the
reversal of the protective tariff policy, and afterward to the actual reversal
The different views as to the relative importance of the silver question
and the tariff question has given rise to considerable shifting of party
allegiance. There are those who believe in both the free coinage of silver
and in a protective tariff. As a matter of course these are members of the
Republican party, since in the past the tariff has been the dividing line
between the parties. Some of them believe the silver question to be the more
important, and have therefore decided to support the Democratic nominees.
Such a one is Senator Teller, of Colorado. Others believe the tariff to be
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more important, and will therefore support the Republican ticket. Such a
one is Senator Carter, of Montana. On the other hand, there are those who
do not believe in either free coinage of silver or in a protective tariff*, and so
must decide between the two evils. To this class belong the bolting
Democrats. They believe the silver question to be more important, and will
assist in the election of Major McKinley, some by direct vote, others by
voting for the independent ticket nominated by them.
The situation as a whole is peculiar. Each party is pledged to an
aggressive policy of its own, and each is opposed strenuously to the aggres-
sive policy of the other. The Democratic party, if it should gain full control
of the Government, would immediately pass a law permitting the free coinage
of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1 ; if the Republican party should be successful,
its "first duty," to quote Major McKinley, would be "the re-enactment of a
tariff law which will raise all the money necessary to conduct the Government
economically and honestly administered, and so adjusted as to give prefer-
ence to home manufactures and adequate protection to home labor and the
The Democratic party under the leadership of Mr. Bryan advocates, as
the cure for " hard times," the opening of our mints for the free and unlimited
coinage of silver, on the ground that there is scarcity of money ; that with
scarcity of money factories cannot open or labor be employed, because there
is not sufficient money to pay wages or buy goods. The Republican party,
under the leadership of Major McKinley, advocates, as a cure for "hard
times," a protective tariff, on the ground that it would give us "open mills
for the free and unrestricted employment of American labor"; that labor is
the creator of wealth, and money only the measuring power; that it would be
no more absurd to try to start a woolen mill by manufacturing yardsticks with
which to measure the cloth, than it would be to try to create employment for
labor by increasing the volume of that by which the value of labor is
measured ; that there is sufficient money in the country for all business needs,
but not enough work for the people.
But there are other issues at stake besides the questions of our financial
policy and our tariff policy, two of which, at least, are of great importance.
The Democratic party, in declaring in favor of an income tax, referred in its
platform to the fact that the Supreme Court of the United States had declared
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the income tax law unconstitutional, and criticised the action of the Court in
such a way that many people have taken it to mean that the party, if success-
ful, would remodel the Supreme Court for the purpose of having an income
tax law declared constitutional. A great many people have made this a
reason for opposing the Democratic party, believing that this is a more
important question than either the silver question or the tariff question, be-
cause they see in it a menace to the stability of our Government.
The Democratic party declared that the Federal Government has no right
to send troops into any State to quell disorder ; that such power belongs to
the State authorities alone. Many people oppose the Democratic party on
this issue, because they believe such a policy would be a menace to law and
There is one other question touched upon, though it is by no means an
issue in this campaign, that is of especial interest to women. The Republican
party declared in its platform that it is "not unmindful of the interests of
women" ; that it favors the enlargement and extension of their opportunities ;
that the Republican policy of protection tends to secure equal pay for equal
work ; and that the party heartily welcomes and invites the co-operation of
women. This plank is somewhat meaningless, but the suggestion of "equal
pay for equal work " is certainly a step in advance, and the fact that special
mention is made of the interests of women and their co-operation invited is of
great importance ; is a landmark ; is a sign of the times. The fact, too, that
numerous delegations of women, both alone and in company with delegations
of men, have visited the Republican candidate is also suggestive.
No article of this nature would be complete without a few words about
the character of the candidates. The country is fortunate, indeed, in having
for the leaders of the two parties men of blameless reputation. Both Mr.
Bryan and Mr. McKinley are men of spotless private character, and of blame-
less public life. I said the country was fortunate, but it is no more fortunate
than it ought to be. The people of this country ought to demand that the
characters of the men nominated for the presidency of the United States
should be without spot or blemish. Let us hope that this is the beginning of
better days when, in politics, principles of morality will be considered as well
as questions of economics.
Gail Laughlin, '94.
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The hotel office was the gathering place of the choice spirits of Cater-
ets. Of the assembly which there weighed the affairs of the nation, more
particularly the affairs of Kentucky, and most particularly the affairs of
Caterets, the most unwavering light was Wilson Adams, known as " Old
Adams." Other men occasionally spent a few hours at home with their
families, but Old Adams had no family. All his days, and most of his nights,
he spent in the office. The children of Caterets would have felt a sense of
strangeness and loss if, in their fearful peepings into the gathering place of wit
and wisdom, they had missed his rubicund, kindly face. Their elders who
lounged there would also have felt aggrieved, for the socially disposed, eccen-
tric old gentleman was the butt for such jests as the town could invent.
In appearance he had not changed within the memory of the oldest
inhabitant. His fat, ruddy face was equally round and equally red from
year to year, his hair grew no grayer, his short, sharp-pointed gray side
whiskers changed not a whit, and his watery little eyes twinkled with un-
failing shrewdness. Winter and summer his tall, stooping figure flapped
about in a black alpaca coat, long and baggy, which wrapped inconven-
iently about his rusty boots, and year after year frayed itself into a deeper
fringe about the bottom. At a distance his head took the shape of a
miniature haystack. This illusion was due to the small, colorless felt hat
which he habitually wore, with its brim rolled up in front and hanging
down about his ears and the back of his neck. People were born, lived,
married, and died in Caterets, but Old Adams's coat and hat wore on forever.
His garb would never have commended him to one inclined to be minc-
ing or finical. He was more kindly than cleanly. It was no uncommon
sight to see Old Adams and some urchin of the town sitting on the stone
wall in front of the hotel, both eating peanuts, both happy, and both dirty.
Usually the shirt bosom and the round old face were much dirtier than the
pinafore and the round young face.
If he had been taxed with the shortcomings of his appearance, he
would probably have answered that he had no wife or children to take care
of him. His reasons for remaining a bachelor were best known to himself.
Certainly they were not founded on any disapproval of marriage. No woo-
ing was begun in Caterets which he did not keep well in sight through to
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the wedding with fatherly interest. He had his opinions as to who were
the prettiest girls in town ; he also knew certain signs by which he could
infallibly point out who of these were engaged, and what school miss would
next blossom out into a " young lady." He gave opinions and advice to
young lovers just as he gave them peanuts and peppermints when they were
still playing together in frocks. To the children he was a veritable patron
saint. His pockets were always full of " nickels" ; he was always ready to
tell tales, or Imy candy ; above all, he was always so attractively dirty.
Stout and cheerful as he seemed, he was, nevertheless, subject to a
mystei-ious disease. Nobody knew its nature, and nobody ventured to
predict its symptoms. At one time he could not sleep unless his head and
shoulders were propped up ; at another it was his feet which must be ele-
vated. Every night for a year a bucket of cold water was placed by his
bed, that he might give his head beneficial dips. On one occasion he kept
his bed for two weeks, giving out that his legs were paratyzed. While he
was lying in this pitiably helpless condition an alarm of fire was given.
Somebody under his window shouted that it was the hotel, and when the
other occupants of the house reached the pavement they saw Old Adams
rapidly disappearing in the direction of the engine house. So far as mor-
tal eye could see there were but two results of his complex malady ; first,
that he must have in the office. a wooden bench on which he could lie down
at any time of the day or night, and, second, that a pitcher of cold butter-
milk must always be ready for his use.
Whatever his disease may have been, it never affected his digestion
or his desire to make wills. The waiters used to bet on the number of
biscuits he would eat for supper, and small boys watched with envy the
quantities of jam with which he smoothed down his bread. As to his wills,
he usually made a new one whenever a new symptom developed. Caterets
told with great relish the story of Old Adams's distant cousin, who heard that
he had made his last will in her favor. She sent him a half-gallon bottle of
chicken salad, and the old man ate it all in one night. The result was a
new symptom and a new will, in which the cousin was not mentioned.
There was something very pathetic in the laborious care Old Adams spent
upon the bequeathing of his little all. He had no one near and dear to
him, and he sought with touching eagerness to give where his gifts would
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keep alive his memory, and tinge it with regret for a little while after he
had left forever the old haunts at Catarets.
One day the unexpected happened at Caterets. Old Adams died.
Died just after he had destroyed his last will, and before he had made a
new one. Distant relatives came in and squabbled over his money. Cat-
erets paid no heed to them, but let them squabble. Children came and sat
down on the stone wall in front of the hotel and smudged their chubby faces
with tears of lonesomeness ; } 7 oung lovers clasped hands a little tighter and
looked a little longer into each other's eyes ; older men and women drew
lines of weariness about their lips and sighed. The gentlest, kindliest soul
in Caterets had gone before.
FROM THE SECOND BALCONY.
Far away we could hear the wedding chorus and the glad, solemn
notes of the organ accompaniment. Louder and nearer came the sweet boy
voices, and the curtain rose on the church scene. The high altar, with its
statues and rich crimson draperies, was glowing with the blaze of candles.
The great brass gates were partly open. The light from the altar brought
out all their delicate, fantastic traceries. The rest of the Gothic church lay
in shadow. The chorus stops, — the organ goes on in low, triumphant
strains. Then come the six tiny acolytes in their red stoles, who ascend
the steps and stand three on each side, then the white-bearded friar, who
goes up and kneels at the altar. Through the brass gates they still pour
in, — retainers and friends of the lady's family, — then the bridegroom and
his friends. The music rises louder in welcome, and slowly up the main
aisle comes the bridal procession ; first the dainty bridesmaids, then the
stately maid of honor, then the slender veiled lady with her father, the
proud old father, in his robes of office. The marriage music dies away in a
low breath. All is quiet an instant. We shiver a little, thinking of the
tragedy to follow. M. Y. H.
A COMMONPLACE HAPPENING.
No, he did not have "honest blue eyes," a "snub nose," and those
inveterate " freckles " everyone adds to grace the interesting and youthful
hero of the romance. Neither was he a wicked, sinister product of the
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slums, with a drunken father and mother, evil ways, dirty clothes, and a
born thief into the bargain. Perhaps if I should tell you that he was stu-
pidly commonplace, and what the boys call " dead slow," you would under-
stand him as well as anyone has ever understood him.
As I remember him first, he had a peculiarly characteristic expression
of nothingness on his face. He was shuffling past a brilliantly lighted drug
store, and his poor, stupid big eyes unclouded a bit as he gazed at the gum-
drops and lozenges in the window. His desire for them was so great that he
gave the newspapers under his arm a sympathetic hug. Those newspapers
were the only things he had ever had his arms about in his life. Even the
dogs, when they took in his ugly, big head and 00113% clumsy hands, refused
to be petted, and sneaked away from him. Maybe if dogs looked at men's
eyes, they would have given him a little more of their friendship out of
sheer pity. In fact, the only thing that was not commonplace about him
was that he had never been loved even by a dog.
Imagine that he had not considered love as an important factor of life.
At this moment he seemed to be thinking rather about the cold more than
anything else. As the trolley cars flashed by, their brilliant glare showed
his face pinched and white with the chill and hunger. I hardly think that
he pitied himself, but was thinking of the substantial noon-day meal he had
made in Pie Alley. There was one heavy, greasy sandwich for two cents,
and a cup of coffee for three cents, made out of berries that do not grow on
coffee plants. Even the aroma might have made you and me sick : not so
with him ; it was warm, and filled up. And the sandwich — well, if you have
ever been twelve hours without a square meal, you will know what it meant
to one whose fourteen years had been eked out on the smallest rations of
If he could only sell five papers, that meant a comfortable feeling under
his jacket, and if he did not he would do as he often did, — go without his
supper. He saw the smarter boys go darting here and there selling papers,
now under the very tender of a trolley car, and sometimes up on its platform.
He was too clumsy to do that, and, anyway, he had once broken his ankle
jumping off; now it was so stiff that at the best he could only shuffle. So
he started across the street to get a customer, and was just crossing the
track when there was a thud and the curses of the motor man. What there
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was left of the boy lay on the crossing and the track. I suppose that you
will agree with me when I say that this also was commonplace.
Fourteen years he had existed, carrying about with him contentedly,
and with a heroism worthy of Mrs. Ewing's little hero, a muddled brain
and an empty stomach, for neither of which he seemed to be responsible.
Maybe if commonplace fellows go to heaven, he is having his reward.
JE ANNETTE H. MARKS.
The schoolroom was stifling hot one afternoon toward the end of June.
Dutifully the teacher was pumping a geography lesson out of his class, and
trying, at the same time, to keep order in the room among his restless
pupils. One after another looked out of the window at the sunshine and
green grass, only to return to lessons with a sigh and a yawn. The front
seat of the first aisle belonged to Mary Atley, a girl about thirteen years of
age, with pretty hair and an interesting, bright face. One seat behind her
in the next aisle sat Art Luce, an overbearing fellow, whom the other boys
regarded with fear. Mary fidgeted and twisted ; she sat sideways ; she sat
upright; she sat on one foot, — there was no comfortable position. Soon her
cheeks burned, and she felt nervous ; and this she knew to be a sure sign of
being talked about or of being stared at. Slowly turning to find the offender,
her eyes rested on Art Luce. " What are you looking at?" she demanded.
" A very ugly face," he replied. Mary silently turned back, sat up straight,
put her elbows on the desk, as if to study diligently. Her head throbbed,
and the words played hide and seek all over the pages of her book.
"Order," commanded the teacher from the desk. "Arms behind you!
Up straight!" He tapped the bell as he said, "First division, rise; walk
out ! Second division ! Third ! Fourth ! Fifth ! "
"A very ugly face," Mary repeated to herself, as she walked home
from school. "Mamma never told me I was ugly; nor papa; nor my
brothers; nor Aunt Ruth. Is that why I am so lonesome sometimes? why
the girls never put their arms around me ? why no one ever asks me first to
play with her?" On reaching home she quietly walked into the sitting
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room, put her books on the table, and hurried upstairs, saying to her
brother as she passed, in answer to his urgent request to climb trees, ' ' I
don't feel hungry for cherries this afternoon, Robert." She reached her
room at last, and locked herself in. After a glance into the corners and a
search under the bed, she carefully pulled down the curtains. Crossing to
the bureau she took up a hand glass. "I shall see, I shall see," she mur-
mured. Seating herself on the floor, she tremulously raised the glass to a
level with her face. " My nose is turned up. Mamma always said she was
sorry that I had her nose, and she wondered why the worst features should
be repeated ; but I didn't understand. My complexion would be good but
for those freckles. My hair is such a disagreeable length, — too long to hang
loose and too short to braid ; it must be tied back with this ribbon. Conse-
quently, after sticking out straight for an inch or two, it makes a most
ungraceful droop downward. Yes, I am ugly; I can see it now. I under-
stand it all — the lonesomeness and "
An hour or so later the form on the floor stirred. Mary rubbed her
arm to wake it up. She got up and tried to wash away the stain of tears
from her face, and the pattern the carpet had made on her cheek.
A tired, flushed little figure presented itself at the supper table that
"Mary, you have been crying," announced her father, from his com-
manding post at the head of the table. The silence was broken only by the
sound of Mary's feet scraping the carpet.
" What have you been crying for? Were you naughty at school?"
"No, sir," she trembled out.
" Nothing, only I broke mamma's hand glass."
"Never mind, dear," mamma said, in her sweet, pacifying voice.
"That child is going to have typhoid fever," announced grandma, in
her fond anxiety. "She hasn't looked well for some time. Lottie," she
continued, addressing her remarks to the mother, " you ought to give her a
good dose of catnip tea and put her to bed."
" Yes," said mamma some time later, as if in answer to grandma's sug-
gestion ; " you had better go to bed. Come ; I'll read you to sleep. What
shall it be ? "
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"Read the stories from Homer. Read about Patroclus and Achilles,
who were such friends, you know, and about the Danaides, who lived for-
ever a useless life.
While the mother's voice rose and fell in sweet accents over the Iliad,
Mary's little brain was active. " Yes, I see it all," she thought. "I am
ugly. I must never thrust myself upon people now ; I must be independ-
ent, — though I could enjoy a friend so. I wish I were a prin . O, I see !
I will get up, study, recite, walk, mind mamma, and read during the day.
But at night I will entertain myself. I will think myself to sleep ; I will
think about what I wish for, and think and be happy." The voice went on
But Mary was "thinking." " I wish I were a princess, tall and beau-
tiful, with golden hair. I really like brown best, but all the women who
are considered most beautiful had golden hair. So I may as well. Helen
of Troy had it ; Cleopatra had it ; Semiramis and Zenobia, and all my
adorations. Well, I'll be tall and beautiful, with golden hair. I shall have
long, slender fingers, like Mary, Queen of Scots, and occasionally I'll rub
them through my golden hair, as she did in ' the Abbot,' when she was sign-
ing her abdication papers. My gowns will be ravishingly beautiful, with
long trains. Gayly dressed, gloved boys shall carry my train, if I want
them to, for I'd rather feel it drag. In all the land no princess will smile
so graciously as I, nor be so happy. I shall become personally acquainted
with many of my subjects ; of course I couldn't know all, for they shall be
as numerous as flies in the summer time. All shall adore me. Sometimes
I shall even dress as a beggar, and " Sleep overtook the thinker. Her
eyes closed. The mother shut the book, pulled up the coverlet, and tucked
it in snugly. "Poor child, she's all tired out," she said, as she bent over
and kissed her.
"Lottie, you see it's just as I told you. That child needed a good
dose of catnip tea," said grandma the next morning at the breakfast table,
ignorant of the fact that the tea had never been administered.
"Yes," Lottie said, with a little doubtful smile. But Mary walked
round the table, and standing in front of grandma, kissed one of her withered
cheeks and patted the other with her hand, while she said, " Grandma,
your remedies are always just right." And dear old grandma was happy
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all that day. She even hummed snatches of song she thought she hud for-
gotten years ago in the turmoil of her married life.
"It was lots of fun last night. One may be happy by one's self,"
Mary said that evening, as she hopped into bed with the chickens, "to think
longer." "Let me see, where was I? O, yes. Sometimes I would even
dress as a beggar and "
Night after night in this way Mary took up the broken thread of her
thinking. Pauline Pitcher.
THE "SETTLEMENT IDEA."
We were walking rapidly down the street, discussing the " Settlement
" It is the nearest approach the world has yet made to realized Chris-
tianity," I said.
"I do not know," my friend answered. "I believe those women
would do better to stay among the people who love and appreciate them.
It is such a frightful waste of themselves to go so far out of their way to do
what " A feeble gleam of metal from the sidewalk.
"It is a child's little tin spoon," my friend said. And she picked it
from the dust, went up the long plank walk and laid it on the doorstep of
' ' She is sure to find it there ; and we really did not need to make that train."
THE CHORISTER'S BROTHER.
His face is handsome, but wanting in character. His smile is pleasant,
but pointless. His manner lacks polish, his speech lacks directness, his
walk lacks energy.
He has no visible business. His friends say he is " unfortunate"; his
mother says he has "no business talent"; Aunt Ophelia would call him
I saw him last Sunday leaning against the door of the Bible-class room.
He is said to be useful in drawing people into the class ; but I noticed that
he was not exerting himself.
The chorister brushed past me in the hall.
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"Please," I said, detaining him, "where did you find the exquisite
prayer response the choir sang this morning ? "
" O, that," he said, glancing toward the door, " that is some of my
There is a spot which I can never see without a pleasant flutter of
memories. It stands for happy moments of my childhood, when I had my
first glimpse of some of the best delights of life. It tells me that if sorrow
must come with years, a deeper power of enjoyment comes also. It reminds
me of refreshing bits of chat with friends, and brings back a sense of fellow-
ship made perfect by the enjoyment of music. It recalls some " deathless
hours," when the great Spirit of Art, palpably present, closed brooding
wings about me, and shut out the shadow of care. Best of all, it promises
to repeat the happiness of the past, and make it better in the future.
It is that consecrated, adorable bald spot on the back of Theodore
Thomas's head. M. E. C, '88.
Sometimes, methinks thine eyes are blue, dear love, —
The sweet, uncertain blue of summer skies,
When o'er the glad earth misty clouds arise
And veil the wealth and depth of hue above;
And then again methinks thine eyes are gray
Like sober, clouded skies. I see thee weep
For sadder lots than thine. Thy tears fall deep
Within my heart, and wash all ill away.
O shy girl-eyes, that change with every thought !
I take thee for my own and only sky,
And pray sometime the veiling mists may part
In rosy glow, by sunbeams backward caught ;
And worthy made through love of thee, may I
Know all the warmth and beauty of thy heart.
Marjokie Evelyn Waxham.
As the violet bloomed a cloud rolled by,
And the earth grew damp with the cold spring rain,
And the poor chilled violet sighed, " In vain!
God did not want me. Too frail am I
For His stern world. I've bloomed to die."
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But as it shivered and drooped, the sky
Grew close again, and in the brook
Close at its feet the flower's bent look
Caught a glint of blue. A low glad cry
Broke from its heart, " 'Tis an angel's eye! "
Enraptured it scanned the heaven's space,
And never knew 'twas its own sweet face.
Marjorie Evelyn Waxiiam.
It is calling day for ideas. They have come and come, made them-
selves interesting for a few minutes, and gone.
The road is arched with yellow and scarlet, a glory intangible and inde-
scribable. In the sunlight it is consuming brightness ; in the shadoAV, the
softened brilliance from a cathedral window.
The trees and hillsides blend in a misty gray, and Lake Waban, reflect-
ing either the hills or the leaden clouds, forms part of the total gray ness. It
is an afternoon in November.
It is a cold winter's evening. A sort of living gray which turns into
darkness without growing dull is abroad. The houses by the road make
their presence more and more felt. One by one the lights come out.
It was early in the morning. Outside the window everything was cold
and cheerless. Blueness possessed the earth. The distant hills were inky ;
the scattered trees a leaden blue ; and the snow-covered fields a paler,
There has been beauty in the day. This morning the old flower man
in the "center" smiled and bowed from behind his box of blossoms. This
afternoon the first note of a bird came pure and clear from Tupelo.
• THE LICHENS.
" Now blotches rankling, colored gay or grim,
Now patches where some leanness of the soil's
Broke into moss or substances like boils." — Childe Roland.
I made fast my skiff, leaving my sketching tools in the locker, and took
my way along the silent wharf toward land. The fog was shutting down
close, and the light was a failing grayness. Behind me the water lay still as
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death. Plainly, it would have been impossible that night for me to reach
the town where I had chosen to lose myself for a summer's sketching. I
was glad, as I watched the increasing dimness, that I had decided to land at
the unknown village just seen before the fog closed down altogether. The
old wrecked pier seemed to stretch on unendingly before me, its land limit
lost in the vagueness. One side had been broken down in winter storms,
and the untiring wash had eaten away the earth filling, leaving a dreary
skeleton of piles and beams. Not a craft, so much as a fishing skiff, lay
alongside. As I went on there took shape out of the mist a stark, aban-
doned building, once a shelter of goods of lading, now staring hollowly out
upon the desolation with black, paneless windows. In the breathless still-
ness I heard the splash of a fish leaping far out in the bay, and from land-
ward a faint, distant chirr of crickets.
I began to think I had been deceived in the gathering fog. The old
hulk of a wharf could not be near the village I had caught sight of. If not,
it would be foolish to enter the fog and darkness on a shore of which I was
absolutely ignorant. Better to spend the night aboard the skiff, or in the
old storehouse on the wharf. I paused, pondering. As the sound of my
own footsteps ceased the utter, stagnant silence convinced me. No human
life could be within reach. Lief or loth, I must go back.
I had even turned to go before the dim mass against the gray depth of
mist at my left 'began to take shape for me. Then I turned again, and, with
a sudden dawning, approached it. I was right ; dim in the fog at the edge
of the pier, with his face set to the drawn curtain of the mist, sat a man.
I am not averse to solitude; but the sight of a living human thing in
this place filled me, as I drew near him, with a sudden glad awakening.
And then my mind was filled with wonder at him, at his stillness, at his
choice of place and time. He did not turn or move at the sound of my
approach more than if he had been carved of granite, and set there in the
gray. The pleasant rousing within me died out. My speech held back
strangely, and came at last in a voice chilly and unnatural. I spoke, and
waited for my answer ; and from landward came the faint chirr of the crickets.
At length he turned to answer me. He was bearded and bent, and his
voice was like one heard from a distant ship. His face met mine as he
spoke, but never his eye. In as few words as might be he told me that he
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could find me housing ; and without question or comment rose to guide me.
He walked a little ahead, a jointless stiffness in his bent knees. Something
indescribable about him, apart from his own taciturnity and incuriousness as
to myself, made me forbear to question him.
Very soon I saw the blurr of lights here and there in the fog. Pres-
ently we seemed to be in a street unlighted except as a glimmer came from
this window or that. We turned in at a house set back a little among over-
hanging trees. The old man knocked I0112; before we were admitted.
Through a dim, mold-scented entry we came into a room, long and gaunt
walled, where the lamp at one end only made darker, more ominous, the
shadows at the other. The householder was an old man, with skin the color
of oak leaves that hang all winter. His wife was somewhat younger, black
haired and white faced, with a head too narrow and eyes too close set. Like
my guide, neither spoke a word beyond what was needed, and each avoided
my eye. My old conductor had not been a merry companion, yet I was
sorry to see him go.
Next morning early I looked from the window, curious if the weather
were fair for leaving the place. I stared long, and once downstairs bar-
gained with my host to keep my room for a week's sketching. For the vil-
lage might have been that legend town that once sank into the earth, and
now rises to the daylight once in a hundred years, it was so still and quaint.
The street was so wide that the facing row of houses might 'have been half
of another thoroughfare, the two completing ranks between swept away.
The broad stretch was green except for narrow tracks at both sides. At
each end was a graveyard, shaped to the outline of an antique coffin ; just
beyond the landward one stood the mill, brandishing its arms in defense of
the town ; near the seaward was a pond, where ducks were gossiping. The
houses for the most part stood gablewise to the street, their doors opening
upon the sidewalk. Some had roofs of unequally divided slope ; others an
overhanging second story that brooded over the street, and the door beneath
divided across. The whole place was quiet as the sunshine it lay in. Over
it all was an air of aloofness and unchangingness that seemed to place it be-
yond the world of actualities.
The oddest, most captivating feature of the place, however, did not
strike upon me definitely for some time.* Then I saw what it was chiefly
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that gave the pervading air of hoary age. Trees, houses, fences, the mill,
the gravestones, all were gray-bearded with a patriarchal growth of lichens,
close-set, envious of every inch of foothold. Leaning out of my window in
curious interest, my hand touched the long-shingled facing of the house,
overlaid with a coating thick as swamp moss and soft with the night's damp-
ness. Curiously noting, I saw the shutters of the long-disused room I slept
in, the very wood of the sash, grayed over with a finer growth. I drew back
into the room ; the breeze blew chilly from the water for all the sunshine ;
my hand retained the dark* contact of the lichens it had rested on, and I
shuddered a little as I turned.
At breakfast I asked many questions, with no great result. The old
man did not know why the lichens grow so thickly. When he was a
boy they had not been so ; by little and little they had spread. As to
the kind, they seemed the common sort ; I might see for myself. For
himself he never thought of them. They did not disturb him, nor he
them. Fruit trees? Perhaps they were not good for those; but he and
his wife cared little for the apples, and no one bought them, so it mattered
That morning I set out with enthusiasm for the sketching tools in my
skiff, eager to try an effect so novel. By daylight I found that even the
old wharf building, in the parts of it out of reach of the salt spray, was
furzed over with the universal growth. I set up my umbrella and folding
easel on a little slope facing the old mill. Before taking out my colors, I
sat to watch awhile the turning mill sails. The unresting motion began to
take color for me, after a time, as a futile attempt of the thing to leave the
ground where it stood, like the effort of the wing-singed insect. I sat dis-
cs o o o
ding my mahl-stick into the ground and looking down the sunlit street.
They had all had freedom once, the little gray houses now ranged so stol-
idly. Year after year from disuse their wings had fallen away ; and now
for their sin the lichens had come upon them. The mill alone still retained
a little spirit to rouse from time to time to the old desire. The empty notion
gave me a stupid pleasure, and I fell into a mood as idle. The rest of the
morning I spent under a twisted apple tree, with overhead the sky and the
shifting massed leaves, cool in shade depths, or translucent luscious green-
gold in the sun.
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In the afternoon it was no better. I wandered long with easel and
sketch box choosing a place, until at length I came upon the old wharf. For
the sake of a chest full of salt air I sat down. The bay was shaded from the
richest sapphire through steel blue to pale lavender gray at the horizon.
Outside it was dancing with a gentle breeze, but in the lee of the wharf it
was calm and clear as glass. Looking in, I could see every black snail on
the bottom, and all the goggling shrimps sunning themselves in row, head
downward, on the sides of the stones, like inverted caryatides. At sunset I
was still sitting there.
The next day passed in much the same way. I made no sketches ; I
did not even care to wonder at my own dalliance, I, usually so zealous a
brush man. The day after I gave up pretending to carry my sketch box,
left easel and mahl-stick and all in a vine-grown porch at the side, ready at
wish. I noticed in passing how the envious lichens had found foothold even
on the older growth of vine stems. Then I wandered off, unhampered, to
my own idleness.
For it remained unshared, as I found everyone's did. No one worked,
in any seriousness of the word. The sternest labor that I saw was an odd
hour's tilling or woodcutting, or an early haul of seines. For the rest, the
people idled. And yet there was no pleasure. Each one frittered at trifles
or lounged outright without companionship or interest. In speaking with
them I found invariably a mental inelasticity, a slowness of comprehension
even of the mere articulate sound of my words, such as I had never met with
before. All of these things I found in the young people no less than in the
old. All had the same sodden face, the same dull, evasive eye; and if there
were any difference, it seemed to me that I found more lethargy, more still-
ness in the young than in the old.
That night I asked if I should be allowed to remain longer in case I had
not made all the sketches I wished at the end of the week. My host said I
might. Then his old parchment face, so heavy and mirthless, crackled into
an uncouth smile so foreign to it, so unexpected, that I started; I believe,
"You will stay," he said. " Nobody ever goes away from here." I
smiled at the time in appreciation of this unlooked-for humor. Yet after-
wards it appeared to me that the saying might indeed have some seriousness
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of meaning. It was perfectly probable that none of the townspeople ever
did go away. The supposition was in keeping with their universal character.
Moreover, it was inconceivable that they should be able to adjust themselves
to life if they should leave the place. The first who tried would have re-
turned, a warning to all others.
I cannot tell how I spent the next week. I am only sure I made no
sketches. The time passed with the rapidity of utter eventlessness that has
no waymarks for hours or days. Day after day I grew more and more con-
tent, less and less either unhappy or happy, — until there came a certain night.
I roused slowly from a thick sleep, like stupor, with a nameless dread-
ful sinking at the heart before I was fairly conscious where I was, or how it
went with me. Then the whole sum of my days in the place passed before
me ; all I had seen and known in them heightened to a hateful color, — a
ghastly arrival, a dreary people, a horrible death growth of lichens over
everything ; through it all a sense of my own time wasted there, that gathered
and grew to the strength of remorse. I writhed and tossed in strange tor-
ment. Only let morning come and I would sail away from that stagnation
forever. And so, calmer by the resolution, at length I fell asleep.
But when I woke in the morning, day threw a different light upon the
matter. The experience of the night looked a distorted fancy. There lay
the town, calm in the sunlight, quaintly picturesque in its mosses — no such
foul, mold-grown thing as it had seemed then. I recalled my wish to paint
it, and after breakfast went to the old vine-grown porch. As I picked up
my easel and mahl-brush they struck me with an unfamiliar air. Looking
again, I saw they were spotted all over with fine gray patches. It seemed
impossible, yet it was true. Closely seen the patches explained themselves, —
the first formations of the omnipresent lichen growth.
My stagnant week and troubled night had left me irritable and unnat-
ural. The trivial circumstance took a color out of all proportion to its im-
portance, and haunted me with a curious insistence all day at my painting, —
desultory splashing that accomplished nothing. Coining home in the twi-
light, however, I met something that put it out of my mind effectively. For
in the street was a crowd, and beyond it smoke was rising : I was drawn by
the odd magnetism the thing always has, and hurried to the strangest fire I
ever have seen or shall see.
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The crowd stood absolutely motionless before the ruin, now a smoking
heap. There was not a bucket in sight, far less a hose tube. No furniture
had been moved from the house ; nothing at all but a pitiful little heap of
small things that lay in the street. With unstirred faces the people stood
looking at the central figure, crouched alone on the ground in the midst. I
knew him well, in spite of hair and beard half singed away. It was ray old
guide of the first night, who had lived alone in the little box that lay in
ashes. In trying to save his poor possessions he must have fallen into the
flames. A piteous heap, rocking and moaning, he lay inside the semicircle
of impassive bystanders.
With sudden rage I dashed myself into the crowd to break through to
" Curse you ! " I shouted. " Will none of you lift a hand to help the
old man ? Are you all dead, that you stand by like corpses "
There fell a silence so sudden and awful that I stood startled. Even
the moaning ceased. And in that deathly hush every face turned upon me,
and every eye, — for the first time, full upon me. I caught the eye of the
man who stood nearest me, and my joints stiffened with horror that petrifies.
His face was close to mine, and the eyes directed upon mine, but they saw
nothing. They were lusterless as lead, vacuous and sightless and sunken.
Frozen, blood and limb, struggling with the sound of my own breath, I
turned my eyes from face to face of that silent crowd. May the crime never
be committed that shall deserve such pain ! They stood, in the twilight, gray
and rigid ; and I cannot tell how long the horror held me bound, and I stood
looking upon them, and aging as I looked ; nor how soon the blessed cry
came from my heart that broke that spell of agony. With the sound power
came back to me, and I fled, never looking back, for always I felt those
swarming eyes close behind, close behind.
What on this imperfect earth could fill the place of the salt water? Its
contact is a tonic ; its mere aspect no less, unfailingly vital and new and
pure. The fresh westerly breeze, aromatic of salt marshes, blew on my face
and hair as I sailed into the great outer bay. I wet my temples with the
cool, live water that gurgled and rushed at the stern. Yonder over the hills
(he moon was rising, and against the lighted sky far in the distance stood the
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landmark steeple of my own town. Friendly in the dusk came out the well-
known beacon of Meshaumuck. There I passed Coot Island, and there the
Owl's Head ; and at last reached my own harbor, where the belated idle
craft of a summer night one by one left tacking toward the open, and put
back with me to the haven, a free wind following.
M. H. S., '91.
There is a dreamy spring air, though the trees are bare and gaunt.
The breeze bears a sweet odor, but in it is the fragrance of the dead, brown
leaves that crackle under our feet. To-night a lingering summer sunset makes
the quiet lake look warm as well as bright, but to-morrow the sky is heavy,
and the brown leaves are covered with snow. This is Indian Summer. It
comes and goes mysteriously, like the strange, fascinating people who lived
here before us. But because it is so lovable and calm, the pious Acadians
called it the Summer of all Saints.
M. Y. H.
THE COLLEGE MISSIONARY.
The "social settlement" idea is one to which no college girl fails to
respond. Whether she has a hand in the work herself or not, she sympa-
thizes with its spirit, and is glad to know what part Wellesley has in all
that is being done in Rivington Street, or Tyler Street, or St. Mary Street.
And all the college girls, new and old, ought to know, as they take up their
college interests in the fall, that Wellesley, and hence every girl in Wellesley,
has part in another work — or let us call it the same work — in another neigh-
borhood, farther away, but as close in its claims upon our sympathy, if the
fact of ignorance and need constitutes such claims ; for the women and
children of India are no whit cleaner, nor healthier, nor happier than our
poor neighbors in Boston and New York, and have a right to ask the same
kindly help from us. There is a woman who has gone out to live among
these people, to heal their bodies and civilize their homes, to comfort their
hearts and help their souls, with all the fervor of a college settlement
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worker, and at greater cost of sadness and isolation to herself. This woman
stands in a peculiar relation to Wellesley, for she is truly the college agent,
looking to those who are in college now not only for the salary which they
agree to pay, but for support and assistance in the work which she always
feels to be their work, carried on by her. The heartiest support would
surely come if all could come into personal touch with her. Those who
were here in the winter of '94-95 will remember her talk one Sunday even-
ing in the college chapel just before she sailed for India, when she told
what her plans for work were. Those who w r ere in college during the years
1881-1886 will need no introduction to one whom they knew well in her
student days. For the rest this is written, that to them also her personality
may be a real thing and not only a name.
Julia Bissell was born in India of missionary parents, so in going out
as your representative she goes back to her childhood's home, and has all the
advantages of an early knowledge of the language and the people. Like all
missionary children, she came to this country to be educated. After a year
or two at Mt. Holyoke Seminary, not then a college, her ambition led her to
undertake college work, and she entered Wellesley in 1881. That she was a
" prominent girl" those who were there in her day would agree ; and college
girls know what qualities that fact implies. Strength and spirit, brains and
good sense and good comradeship, — all these she was blessed with, and,
better, with an earnestness and stability of character that made all honor
her, and a warmth of affection that made her friends dearly love her. One
of my earliest recollections of her is in the first days of Freshman recitations,
when she read her Greek with a purity of accent and appreciation of meaning
that brought an expression to the face of the professor such as any of us
would have worked hard to w T in ; and one of the last recollections is of the
Senior Tree Day, when she bestowed on an under class the few privileges
that Seniors had then to give, in words that raised a laugh in both classes,
but surely left no bitterness behind. And between these two, many memo-
ries come of scenes in which she bore a prominent part ; for she was one who
entered into college life in every phase, and enjoyed it to the full : a
member of the Beethoven Society (for in those days there was no College
Glee Club), of the Crew of '85 (there was then no 'Varsity Crew), of the
Shakespeare Society (there was no other), President of the Missionary So-
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ciety, one of the first officers of the Christian Association, an enthusiastic
student, a leader in all class fun. "Bright and brave" are the words that
seem to describe best the impression she left on those who knew her; and
brightness of intellect and wit, bravery and firmness in character, are the
very qualities most essential for the kind of work that you have sent this
woman to India to do.
After graduation from the five years' musical course with the degree of
B.A., in 1886, Miss Bissell went to India as a missionary, doing the work
of teacher and helper in her old home. Then came a return to this country
and medical study in Philadelphia. Afterwards, with the new degree in
medicine and an experience of a year's practice in the Philadelphia Woman's
Hospital, where she was granted somewhat more responsibility than usually
comes to the newly graduated assistant, Dr. Bissell sailed for India, Decem-
ber, 1894, as the Wellesley College Missionary.
This is the worker. Of the work it is not possible to tell much in the
space of a short article. You will listen, to hear of it, to the letters that will
come now and then to the missionary meetings from Dr. Bissell herself.
There are two people now in this country who have seen her in her home :
Miss Abbie Child, who is lately returned from a visit to Ahmednagar, and
Miss Nugent, who has been herself a missionary there. Possibly from one
of them you may hear before the end of the year something of the conditions
of her life.
Only this needs to be said now. The medical missionary lives the life
of a physician in this country, giving practically all her time to her patients ;
but Avith all her immense practice, which some physicians in this country
would be inclined to envy, she does not make her living, as she could here,
from her fees. Her personal remuneration comes in the form of a fixed
salary paid, in the case of Dr. Bissell, by you. Yet neither are the patients
treated freely ; this would not encourage self-respect nor respect for the
missionaries; but the meagerness of. the fees which can be asked of the poor
people makes a self-supporting work impossible. A dispensary on a very
modest scale is all that has as yet been opened, and here the people come,
often in crowds, for treatment. The rent of the building, the cost of fur-
nishings, the cost of drugs, etc., must be met, and should be met by the
friends of the work in this country who have only money to give, and not
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their own lives and skill. No one knows how much of Dr. Bissell's own
.small salary goes into the running expenses of the -work ; hut this is known,
that last April, one of the hot months when the missionary in India needs
rest and a cooler climate, Dr. Bissell was not among the hills, where she
should have been, but in Poona, a warmer city even than Ahmednagar,
taking the place of a physician in charge of the Church of Scotland Mission
Hospital, and earning money thus to put into her own dispensary in Ahmed-
nagar. The reason for such a necessity may be asked in surprise. It is the
old story of hick of contributions from the people in America, who feel that
they are suffering from " hard times." Appropriations cut down fifty per
cent means an actual curtailment of half the means of work, and if these
were insufficient before, the result is appalling to the worker. Bright and
brave she is still, willing to halve her salary and her vacation, and writing
cheerful letters home ; but it is easy to read between the lines that in such
circumstances it is sometimes hard to be bright or to be brave. If eight
hundred Wellesley friends would be willing to share the burden and the
sacrifice, the burden would become light and sacrifices scarcely necessary.
Let these Wellesley friends make it literally true, as Dr. Bissell always in-
sists it is true, that the work is theirs though done through her, by following
it with intelligent sympathy and by standing ready to meet new needs with
money gifts or other gifts. There is already a worker there of whom the
College has a right to be proud. Then there might be a large work of
which the College would also have a right to be proud, a center, in a needy
neighborhood, of healing and of light.
Eliza Hall Kendrick.
Osaka, Japan, May 2, 1896.
My dear Miss ,
Thank heavens, the microscope is found at last ! It had been lying
unclaimed in the safe hand of a firm. I have still many things done before
I can make claims effective, but I can assure you it is a great relief to know
its safety. I do not know how to thank you for the gift, and beg to be
forgiven for causing so much anxieties about it.
Will you give me the names of the ladies who benevolently sent the
invaluable article to us, so that I can tell my school of the gift and let them
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thank you all. I wish the microscope was particularly mine (though wish-
ing such a wish is surely full of sin), for then I might take it with me
wherever I go and work, and am very sorry for it is not mine, because I am
thinking to leave the school soon, and with the school the precious micro-
scope I have to leave.
There are so many kinds of flowers in bloom now and I have worked
on several new ones with my simple microscope, and I am expecting to
work on the flowerless ones before long with the precious compound one.
Last Thursday we had a picnic down the seashore near the city, and
we had such a grand time, I tell you ; and caught so many clams that it
made my stomach ache for eating some.
I shall write more when I get the microscope.
Baikwa Jo Gakko.
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Wanted, for the Bon-Swallows, Bon-fires !
Suuely no day or generation has been more blessed than ours with clear
and significant signs of the times. The placard in the basement window that
announces "Borders wanted," the sign on Mrs. Rafferty's gatepost to let you
know of "going out washin done hear," the more or less effective decoration
of huge bowlders that might have been artistic features of the landscape, the
gorgeous posters in the street cars, all tell one story while they tell so many.
In these days, advertising is a part of any flourishing business. If a man
doesn't advertise, something, is the matter. He does not always believe that
when you tell him so, of course. But let him beware of the haughty spirit
that goes before a fall, or of the weakness and obscurity that failure to keep
up in the competition must bring. And even a man convinced that he must
advertise is not always con vincible as to where it is best to put his money.
Some take pages of the Sunday papers, and expend hundreds, from which
they get no return after the first forty-eight hours. Some resort to calendars,
bookmarks, buttons, as mediums. And some do advertise in the Wellesley
Magazine. It is to this last-named class, readers all, that we wish to call
They are not philanthropists, — at least not in this connection. They
have made a business investment, and they want their money back. It
remains with you to prove your interest in the Magazine, and, incidentally,
to support the veracity of your agents, by doing your part toward this end.
The firms represented are all reliable. They are certain to give to customers
at least the same courtesy with which they meet advertising agents. We can
assure you that you need ask nothing more.
So we beg you to transact your business with the firms who ad-
vertise in the Magazine, and in the one act benefit advertisers, Magazine,
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The site and the architect for the new chapel have been decided upon,
and we hope the foundations will soon be laid in terra firma. In June the
Chapel Committee from the Board of Trustees chose four architects to. draw
up four separate sketches for consideration in September. Certain common
conditions were agreed upon by the architects. All the plans were to be in
pen and ink or monochrome, on the scale of one eighth of an inch to a foot,
and the perspective in all was to be the same, with views of the front ele-
vation, rear elevation, ground plan, transverse section and cross section.
The architects also agreed upon recommending for the site the plateau
between the rhododendrons and Music Hall, and there, accordingly, the
chapel will stand. In September the four plans were duly presented to the
Trustees. The contract was given to Messrs. Heins & Lafarge, of New
York. Mr. Lafarge is the son of the eminent painter and designer, Mr.
John Lafarge, and those not familiar with the work of the firm may be in-
terested to know that Messrs. Heins & Lafarge, although young men and
in strong competition with the best architects in the country, have won the
distinction of being engaged to build the new cathedral of St. John the
Divine in New York. They will at once proceed to make definite designs
for the chapel.
Congratulations to Ninety-eight ! They may yet become dis-
tinguished ! For theirs will be the halo which we of older generations are
fain to cast about the first senior class whose fathers and mothers may be
invited freely, yes, even extravagantly, to Commencement exercises. But
thrice happy is Ninety-seven, at length to fulfill its destiny by establishing a
precedent ! For we shall be the first body of alumnte whose seats in chapel
on Commencement Day have not been watered with the tears of disappointed
home folk. Ours, therefore, will be the blessing of posterity, — a longer
story, O Ninety-eight, than even the envy of one's predecessors !
One of the Free Press articles of last June seems to us important
enough to demand republication at the beginning of the college year. It is,
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therefore, reprinted in the Free Press of this number. The article asks
whether a girl can go through Wellesley on five hundred dollars a year, her
clothes being furnished her in addition to this sum. That is, can she,
ready-clothed, meet the incidental expenses of a course here with one hun-
dred dollars a year, and not " feel shut out from the good times."
The question suggests the larger one — What is the average expense of
a year at Wellesley, exclusive of board and tuition? In some colleges the
annuals give averages of general expenditures, or the official calendars give
averages or minimums of such essentials as books, stationery, and washing.
But neither the " Legenda " nor the Calendar of Wellesley has ever furnished
such information, and we therefore propose that the students supply the
deficiency through the Magazine. This will demand a generous response
on the part of the students to our request for statistics. It will take some
time, though we think not much, to look up one's accounts, or to come at
the amount of one's expenditures by more indirect means. But if each stu-
dent will meet us half way, and send us the information we ask for, we shall
be enabled to make estimates of general interest to the College, and of real
use to many outside.
The general heads under which we would suggest grouping statistics of
expense are : books; stationery of all sorts, and stamps; laboratory fees;
washing; traveling expenses (not the cost of making home trips, but of the
expeditions into town for pleasure or shopping, and of visits to friends in
term time and vacation) ; dues and assessments for classes, athletic teams,
the Christian Association, the College Settlements Association, the societies,
the Concert Fund, and missions ; room furnishings, storage and express
charges, table celebrations, house parties, post-office keys, and other
Few students are called on to meet expenses under all these heads, but
all are called on to meet some of them, and all can send us more or less de-
tailed statements of them. Many girls keep accounts, and can estimate their
expenses under the general heads given above, and even much more
specifically. The more specifically the better, but the sum spent in bulk
is also to our purpose. Girls who are on the allowance system can readily
make such an estimate in bulk. Girls on the check system can add up
their checks either from memory, or from accounts, or from information
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which the "parent or guardian" will furnish. Girls on the allowance-plus-
check system can employ all the memory devices mentioned above. Girls
who have come to college with "just so much" to carry them through, can
see how much of it they have spent each year. And girls who make their
pin money while here, or have it given them, can count up their pickings
and the gifts of the gods. In short, every student can, if she will, give us
some needed statistics of expense.
We do not ask that the statistics include the names of students or of
societies. Class rank, however, and the names of all organizations, except
those of the six mutually exclusive societies, should be given.
It is hoped that the November Free Press may contain many answers to
the question of the girl with five hundred dollars for the college year. Her
inquiry is earnest. It is about something she needs to know, and ought to
know, and none but Wellesley students can answer her ; if we will not take
the trouble, nobody else need try. It is boring, perhaps, to write a Free Press
article uninspired by the smart of some recent injury or the ripening of some
strong conviction ; but it is worth while to be bored in order to help this girl
to know what her money will buy for her here, what it will not buy, and
what she can have without it.
Evidently all members of societies are not aware that all correspond-
ing secretaries are supposed to send notice to the Magazine of meetings
which the society cares to have reported. If those who read this will make
it their mission to repeat it to their respective secretaries, they may do
themselves as well as us some service. For we hereby give warning that
our patience and our shoes are worn out, and we will run no more after
society notes. Those not received by the time the Magazine goes to press
will not be looked up, but simply omitted until they make their appearance.
Of course, when this does finally occur the notice will appear in the follow-
ing issue. We never refuse news. However pass4 in our college world,
they may be fresh to alumna?. Perhaps it is objected that the secre-
taries do not know when the Magazine goes to press. But no matter if the
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day of the departure of the manuscript is veiled in mystery. Notices sent
immediately after meetings will he sure to catch the earliest train to the
Magazine columns, and to appear in print promptly on schedule time.
Notices not so sent must hereafter take their chances.
Now that the busy days of opening and organizing are past, and the
reaction is coming in the quiet routine of work, we begin to look about us
for the bright faces whose names we have on our autograph card souvenirs
of the Christian Association reception. After meeting you in the corridors
so many times we count you not as strangers, but as those united with us
in all our interests and activities. This unity is fostered and increased
through our interest in the Christian Association. In this organization we
seek to carry on the work in which so many have been engaged at home
along the lines of the Christian Endeavor Society and Epworth League.
Our Association, the one organized expression of Christian life in the
College, will, we feel sure, be of help to you, and will, moreover, be in need
of your support. We are starting in our new work with most earnest hopes
for a successful year. To make this success as great as possible, will you
not join in the work and fellowship?
Edith Helen Ladd,
Chairman Reception Committee.
Did you ever meet a Harvard man who did not know the words of Fair
Harvard? and did you ever meet a Wellesley girl who did know The
College Beautiful unless she happened to be on the Glee Club? It was at
the Christian Association reception this year that I discovered it to be my
mission to bring this to the Wellesley student mind.
1 was learning over the railing of the second floor center with a fair
freshman who was eagerly listening for the first time to some of our Welles-
ley songs. Suddenly she turned toward me and said enthusiastically : "O
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Bess, just as soon as we get home to-night I'm going to have you repeat
the words of every one of those songs till I shall know them myself!" I
blushed and stammered with the remark that "It would be a pleasure to
me." How could I, a senior, confess to a freshman that I hardly knew the
first verse of any of the songs?
If you were to visit my room now, you would see in my mirror's rim
the second stanza of " Alma Mater." That is as far as I have progressed
yet, but stanzas will follow each other in quick succession till I actually
possess the songs of Wellesley.
It is a matter about which we should all think seriously.
Anna Elizabeth Mathews,
The question has recently been asked me, " Can a girl go through
Wellesley comfortably on five hundred dollars a year?"
Students who are anxious to enter are debating whether they can afford
to try it with only this amount to depend upon. The young girl who asks
this question will have her clothes and traveling expenses outside this sum,
but wishes to make five hundred dollars cover her hoard, tuition, books,
stationery, heavy laundry, class dues and pin, missionary and other sub-
scriptions. She wants to be able to enter into the general life of the College,
and not to feel shut out from the good times.
When we hear that the class boat costs into the hundreds of dollars, cap
and gown more than ten dollars, class dues and social spreads and entertain-
ments in proportion, it makes the girl who has to count not only her dollars,
but her pennies, wonder if Wellesley is the place for her.
There must be many students who can answer this question of expense.
It will be a help to many would-be Wellesley girls of the best kind if it
can be frankly and fully discussed in the columns of the Magazine.
C. H. C, '84.
The Love Story of Ursula Wolcott, by Charles Knowles Bolton.
(Lamson, Wolffe & Co., Boston and New York. Boards, $1.00.)
This little volume tells the story of a young woman who dealt effectively
with a shilly-shallying lover some hundred and fifty years ago. She accom-
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plished this by means of no feminine arts, but with a true New England
directness delightful to witness. The young man failing repeatedly to
make a satisfactory answer to the question, "What said you, Cousin Mat-
thew?" — though, to be sure, he had said nothing, and she knew this per-
fectl}' before he told her so, — this daughter and sister of Connecticut
governors showed her executive ability by remarking that it was time he
did. We do not need the introductory note to assure us that the legend
is true ; no romancer would have given events precisely that turn. The
story is told in blank verse, and two or three songs with a certain melody
in them are introduced, though it is to be regretted that the New England
maiden is made to sing of the skylark in these days of insistence on local
color. An atmosphere of time and place is lent, however, by a digression
upon the persecution of a heretical clergyman, — an incident of no other
apparent relevancy to the story. The book is attractively dressed in a
fittingly antique style, with heavy type, and illustrations in the manner of
Heather from the Brae, by David Lyall. Tyne Folk, by Joseph Parker.
(Fleming H. Revell Company. Linen, 75 cents each.) These two books
both belong to the school of Scottish dialect, although the second is, accurately
speaking, a product of Northumberland, as its name shows. Through one
and the other rings the echo of another man's success. "Tyne Folk " may be
geographically distant from Thrums folk, and artistically still more so, yet
their inter-relation is unmistakable. Heather grows hard by the bonny brier
bush On the brae, though it never can reach to the quarter height of its grace-
ful neighbor. Mr. Parker's book has a reason in itself for being, in the touch
of dry humor and a certain zest of local flavor it possesses, in spite of injury
done to rules, literary and logical. The writer has the gift to be at times
amusing, although this gift is unsupported by literary method. The author
of " Heather from the Brae" balances in just the other direction. He writes
paragraphs, and his stories deal with the subjects suggested in their titles ;
but through them all, though we may feel ourselves instructed ethically, we
are unstirred emotionally. To be plain, we find ourselves in the position of
those who read a book that is distinctly dull ; and we regret the existence of
literary fads that bring into being much that would otherwise have remained
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Guide to the Study of American History, by Edward Charming, Ph.D.,
and Albert Bushnell Hart, Ph.D., Assistant Professors of History in Harvard
University. Ginn & Co. A valuable book of reference, containing classified
lists of sources and illustrative matter of all soi^s, treatment of various
methods of teaching history, and a topical epitome of American history, with
references given with their topics.
Morceaux Choisis de Jules Lunaitre, by Rosini Melle. Ginn & Co.
New Plane and Spherical Trigonometry, by Webster Wells, S.B.
Leach, Shewell & Sanborn.
La Princesse de Clives, par Mme. de la Fayette, edited by Benjamin F.
Slidd, M.A., and Kendren Gorrell, M.A., Ph.D., Professors in Wales Forest
College. Ginn & Co.
The Student's Series of Latin Classics, The Story of Teiruns, from
Vergil's ^Eneid, edited by Moses Stephen Slaughter, Ph.D. Leach, Shewell
Places and Peoples, edited by Jules Luquiens, Ph.D., Professor of
Modern Languages in Yale University. Ginn & Co.
English in American Universities, by professors in the English depart-
ments of twenty representative institutions, edited by William Morton Payne.
Heath & Co . Linen , $ 1 . 00 .
The exchanges present their compliments, and regret that their prema-
ture removal from the Magazine office by a well-meaning but uninstructed
attendant necessitates their absence from this number.
On May 27 the Classical Society held a meeting for the election of offi-
cers for the coming year. The following were the ones chosen : president,
Julia D. Randall ; vice president, Harriet W. Carter ; recording secre-
tary, M. Edith Ames ; corresponding secretary, Florence E. Hastings ;
treasurer, Mary E. Pierce ; executive committee, Miss Fletcher, Annie
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Barnard, Marcia H. Smith. The election of factotums was postponed
until this year.*
A programme meeting of the Classical Society was held on Saturday
evening, September 26. The year's study of the classic drama began with
the following programme : —
a. Latest news from Classic Lands.
b. Some Greek Theatres : at Athens, Epi-
daurus, and Aspendus .... Grace Chapin.
II. Talk on the Development of the Attic
Drama from the Festivals of Dionysus . Julia D. Randall.
Miss Jennie Finn, '97, Miss Louise Wood, '98, Miss Mary Galbraith,
'98, and Miss Helen Bogart, '99, were initiated into the Society.
The regular meeting of the Shakespeare Society was held on September
26, with the following programme : —
Shakespeare News ..... Louise McDowell.
Shakespeare's London ..... Bessie Sullivan.
Town and Country Life in the Sixteenth Cen-
tury ....... Emily Johnson.
Dramatic Representation, Hamlet: Act V.,
Scene I. ..... .
Shakespeare's Silence Geneva Crumb.
Misses Julia Hill, Louise Orton, Joanna Oliver, Corinne Wagner, and
Mary Spink, '99, were initiated into the Society.
Mrs. Prince, Mrs. Rotherie, Miss Blake, '94, Miss Wellman, '95, and
Miss Adams, '96, were present at the meeting.
The Society of Tau Zeta Epsilon held its initiation on Saturday even-
ing, October 3. Misses Helen Ordway, '97, Winifred Loughridge, '98,
Bernice Kelley, Emily McClary, Ethel Norton, Lucile Reynolds, Olive
Rosencranz, Grace Sutherland, Jessie Wagner, and Mabel Wood, of '99,
were initiated into the Society.
*The Editor begs leave to state that the omission of this notice in the June number was
unfortunately unavoidable, since no notice was sent to the Magazine, and she was unable, in
spite of much searching, to find the election list.
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Society Zeta Alpha held its first meeting on September 26. Miss Alex-
ina Gait Booth, Miss Helen M. Burton, Miss Franc E. Foot, and Miss
Jeannette A. Marks, of 99, were taken into the Society. Misses Cora Stew-
art, Elizabeth Wood, Clara Willis, Emily Brown, Miss Hurll, and others of
the alumnte were present.
A meeting of the Agora was held in Elocution Hall, on Saturday even-
ing, October 26. Miss Jessie Degen, '98, Miss Clara Brown, '99, Miss
Mabel Bishop, '99, Miss Helen Davis, '99, Miss Martha Griswold, '99, Miss
Carolyn Morse, '99, Miss Grace Phemister, '99, Miss Clara Woodbury, '99,
Miss Olive Young, '99, were initiated. Miss Annie Cobb and Miss Eliza-
beth Zeigler, '96, were present at the meeting.
Society Phi Sigma held an initiation meeting in Society Hall, on Octo-
ber 3. Alice Reeve, '99, Bertha Wetherbee, '99, Lucy Plympton, '99,
Mary Pierce, '99, Adeline Putnam, Sp., Mary Goldthwaite, '97, Esther
Tibbals, '99, Mary Miller, '99, and Edith Mooar, '99, were taken into mem-
bership in the Society. Ethel Stanwood, '94, Theresa Huntington, '96,
Josephine Batchelder, '96, Esther Bailey, '91, Alice Clement, '91, and Mary
S. Wheeler, '94, were present at the meeting.
October 3d. — Barn Swallows.
October 4th. — Preaching by Rev. J. E. Tuttle, of Amherst.
October 8th. — Durant Memorial, Address by Mrs. Anna S. Tuttle.
October 11th. — Preaching by Rev. J. E. Tuttle.
October 17th. — Current Topics 4.15. Barn Swallows Gold Rally in
barn at 7.30.
October 18th. — Rev. Lyman Abbot, D.D.
October 19th. — Concert, Organ Recital, Mr. Wm. C. Carl, of
New York City.
October 24th. — Agora, Gymnasium. Silver Rally.
October 26th. — Evening, Silver Question, Edward Atkinson.
October 31st. — 4.15 p. m. in Chapel. Free Coinage of Silver, Robert
Treat Paine. Hallowe'en Celebrations.
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The Main Building has been greatly changed during the summer
vacation. The hospital has been moved to rooms directly over its old posi-
tion. On the second floor a passage has been made through the old
hospital to the gymnasium, so that the less agreeable approach through
domestic hall need no longer be used. Two small dining rooms have been
added also. The greatest change, however, has been in the placing of the
offices. The general office is moved across the corridor to the room oppo-
site on the south side ; the old general office is now devoted to the cashier ;
the Dean's office has taken the place of the bookstore on the same corridor.
The bookstore and post office are to be found on the west side of the first
floor corridor next to the elevator. The offices of the President and Secre-
tary are on the first floor center.
The abolition of domestic work has made a good deal of difference in
the daily routine of the students. We no longer either sweep corridors or
forget to sweep them. Theoretically, at least, all of us who are in college
buildings are the richer by two hundred and forty minutes every week.
One of the pleasantest features of the new order of things, too, is that no
more dining-room work is required of the students. In the larger buildings
this change makes a greater difference in the saving of hurry, worry, and
broken dishes, than in the cottages ; but the new order is welcomed alike
by all. The change of the dinner hour from half past five to six, and the
ending of all recitations at a quarter after four in the afternoon, are received
with great favor also.
Professor Sarah F. Whiting, Professor Willcox, and Miss Ella Will-
cox are abroad for their Sabbatical year.
Miss Cordelia Nevers, '96, is in charge of Fiske Cottage for the year.
Miss Merrill, who has been an instructor in Mathematics at Wellesley
for the last three years, is studying in Chicago University.
Miss Margarethe Miiller, instructor in German, has returned to Welles-
ley after two years of study -in Gottingen.
Mrs. C. A. Ransom, for a number of years past cashier of Wellesley
College, has resigned ; Mr. George Gould has succeeded her.
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Miss Whitmove, who has been Health Officer in College Hall for two
years past, is now at the head of the Maiden City Hospital.
Miss Agnes Claypole is at the head of the department of Zoology in
place of Miss Willcox, who is absent from college this year.
Miss Katherine Conian, Professor of History and Political Economy,
has returned from a year of residence abroad.
Miss Cordelia Nevers, of '96, is about to publish a collection of Welles-
ley verse. It is said that much of the best verse that has been written by
students or by members of the Faculty will be reprinted in this book. Its
publication is looked forward to with interest.
Professor Maltby, of the Physics department, who has returned from two
years at Gottingen, received the degree of Ph.D. from that university. This
is the first time that this degree has been conferred upon a woman by a
Miss Margaret Sherwood, instructor in English Literature, is no longer
Mile. Helene J. Roth, formerly in the College French department, is
teaching in Bradford Academy this year.
Professor Denio has resigned her position in the History of Art depart-
ment at Wellesley, to spend two or three years in foreign travel.
Miss Virginia Schoonover, formerly of '96, has returned to college as a
member of the Class of '98.
Miss Eliza Craig and Miss Ethel Pennell, both formerly of '97, have
returned to college this fall.
The Class of '97 is to have no " Legenda." The class lists will, however,
be published in pamphlet form early in the year, and sold in the bookstore.
The Glee Club is organized for the year with the following members :
first sopranos, Frances Hoyt, Bessie Jones, Amelia Ely, Mary Jauch ; second
sopranos, Gertrude Bailey, Grace Sutherland, Margaret Merrill, Grace
Bissell ; first altos, Philobell Robbins, Elizabeth Cheney, Mabel Wall, Lucile
Reynolds ; second altos, Betty Scott, Florence Walker, Ethel Cobb, and
Helen Cady. Miss Hoyt is the president of the Club, and Miss Margaret
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The Christian Association held its annual reception for the Freshmen on
the evening of September 21.
At a meeting of the College Settlement Chapter on September 30, the
following officers were elected : vice president for the Faculty, Miss Coman ;
vice president for '97, Miss Crumb ; for '98, Miss Capron ; for '99, Miss
Skinner ; for 1900, Miss Bissell ; and for the specials, Miss Converse. Miss
Marks is secretary and treasurer.
Mrs. Alice Freeman Palmer visited Wellesley on October 3, remained
to the first Barn Swallows' entertainment that evening, and became a member
of the club in the course of the meeting.
The first social meeting of the Barn Swallows was held in the bam on
October 3. The committee in charge of the meeting gave Miss Louisa
Alcott's comic tragedy, "The Greek Slave," and an opera, "Bianca," of which
the music was composed by the performers on the spot. Both of these plays
are supposed to have been written by two of the "Little Women," Jo and
Meg, and acted by them. The committee consisted of Helen Atkins, '97,
Rachel Hoge, '98, Cora Russell, '98, Flora Skinner, '99, and Mabel Bishop,
'99. A new committee, made up of two members from each class and one at
large, is appointed to take entire charge of each meeting.
The officers of the Barn Swallows for the year are : president, Mary E.
Haskell, '97; vice president, Edna Patterson, '98; treasurer, Ethelwyn
Grenell, '98 ; secretary, Emily McClary, '99 ; custodian, Rachel Hoge, '98.
The Geology classes had planned an expedition to Winthrop on Monday,
October 5, but the unpleasantness of the weather kept many at home.
This is the first long journey which has been attempted by the students in
Geology as yet.
The Durant memorial service was held in the chapel on October 8.
Mrs. Anna Stockbridge Turtle, of the Class of '80, gave the annual address.
Her chief themes were Mr. Durant's carefulness of the little things, and his
appreciative love of the beautiful, with his desire that the students should
enjoy it also.
The Class of '97 held its meeting for the election of senior officers Oc-
tober 10, with the following results: vice president, Miss Shoemaker;
recording secretary, Miss Shaw ; corresponding secretary, Miss Black-
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burn ; treasurer, Miss King ; historians, Miss Allen and Miss Colles ; fac-
totums, Miss Gertrude Hall and Miss Piper ; executive committee, Miss
Elizabeth Evans, Miss Hathaway, and Miss Crumb.
The Class of '98 held its meeting for elections October 10. The fol-
lowing is the list of the junior officers: president, Miss Patterson; vice
president, Miss Goodwin; recording secretary, Miss Nellie Brown; cor-
responding secretary, Miss Marshall ; treasurer, Miss Fordham ; histo-
rians, Miss Sullivan and Miss Rachel Hoge ; factotums, Miss Sargent and
Miss Rena Hall; executive committee, Miss Degen, Miss Irwin, and Miss
The sophomores gave a reception to the freshmen on Saturday evening,
October 10. The first and second floor centers were decorated with the green
and white of '99. Mrs. Durant, Mrs. Irvine, Miss Stratton, with Miss
Plympton and Miss Helen Davis, the president and vice president of '99,
received. Refreshments were served, the sophomores "gave their class song,
and the Glee Club sang a number of the college songs.
The Rev. Dr. Peloubet, of Auburndale, preached in the college chapel
on Sunday, October 11.
Professor Niles, Mrs. Niles, and Miss Fisher received the members of
the Geology classes in the Stone Hall parlors on Monday evening, October
12. The parlors and hallway were trimmed with autumn leaves, and re-
freshments were served in the hall. In spite of the unpleasant weather a
large number of guests were present.
A meeting of the Barn Swallows was held October 14, and the follow-
ing resolutions were passed : —
I. Resolved, That we, the members of the Barn Swallows of Welles-
ley College, offer our hearty thanks to the College Trustees for their kind-
ness and generosity in opening the barn to the students for an assembly hall.
II. That the Trustees have thus supplied a long-felt want in our
college life, as is shown by the many uses to which the barn has already
been put, viz. : —
It has been used for indoor sports and gymnasium practice ;
For a class reception ;
For Tree Day rehearsals ;
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. For class meetings ;
For the Shakespeare play ;
For the first Barn Swallow entertainment.
III. a. That, since the barn in its present condition, without pro-
vision for heating or lighting, is unfit for use by the students between
the months of October and May;
b. That, since the use of the barn is necessary to the continuation of
the Barn Swallows, the membership of this club numbering already more
than can be accommodated in the gymnasium or any other place of assembly
in the College ;
c. That, since we should regret to be obliged, for want of a meeting-
place, to dissolve, or suffer to lapse, this club, which may become a power
for good in the College life ;
d. That, since we appreciate, however, something of the difficulties the
Board meets in finding funds with which to fit the barn for winter use ;
e. That, therefore, we engage, if the Trustees will provide for the
heating of the barn, that we ourselves will pay for the putting in of elec-
IV. That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the Board of Trustees.
All alumnse are especially referred to Editorials IV., and VI. (on the
new chapel, and estimates of incidental expenses at Wellesley) ; to Free
Press article III. (on incidental expenses) ; to the beginning and the end
of College Notes (changes in the College, and resolutions from the Barn
Swallows to the Trustees about heating the barn).
Mrs. Anna Stockbridge Tuttle, '80, visited the College on Oct. 8, for
the purpose of delivering the address in memory of Mr. Durant. After
the services the alumna? of this vicinity met Mrs. Tuttle in the Faculty
Mrs. Edwina Shearn Chadwick, '80, spent a part of the summer at the
College. She is teaching Literature in the Classical School for Girls in New
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Mrs. Adaline Emerson Thompson, '80, and Mrs. Louise McCoy North,
'79, took luncheon at the College on Oct. 7.
Mrs. Carrie Soule Metcalf has returned from her year in Germany,
and is again with her husband and son at Carleton College, Minnesota.
Mrs. Sarah Woodman Paul, '81, has taken charge of the Kent Place
School, in Summit, New Jersey.
Miss Laura Jones, '82, has taken charge of a private school in Duluth,
Mrs. Alice Upton Pearmain, '83, who served us so ably last winter as
chairman of the committee appointed by the Boston Branch of the Associa-
tion of Collegiate Alumnae to inspect the sanitary condition of the Boston
public schools, has been chosen president of the College Club for the
Mary E. Loveless, '83, is teaching in the Hatha way-Brown School, of
Miss Alice H. Luce, '83, is instructor in English at Bryn Mawr.
Mary Christine Wiggin, '85, is teaching in Leavenworth, Kansas.
Helen A. Merrill, '86, is studying Mathematics at Chicago University.
Ada G. Wing, '86, is giving a course in Anatomy, Physiology, and
Hygiene in the Woman's College of Brown University.
Eliza T. Womersley, '87, has accepted a position in the AYoburn
(Mass.) High School. Her subjects are English and French.
Lucy F. Friday, '87, is teaching in the Pennsylvania College for
Women in Pittsburg.
Catharine McCamant, '87, is teaching in Blairstown, Penn.
Jessie Allen and Adelaide Denis, both of '87, are teaching in Hosmer
Hall, St. Louis.
Mary E. Parker, '87, received the medal for the prize essay on Music
from the American Institute of Normal Methods, Brown University.
Miss Harriet Howe, '88, is teaching in St. Louis, Mo.
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Gertrude Willcox, '88, returned in July from a year in France.
Elizabeth F. Abbe, '88, has been appointed Professor of Greek at
Jeanette Welch, '89, took her Ph.D. in Physiology, August 20, from
the University of Chicago. She is now teaching in Duluth, Minn.
Helen Holmes, '89, is teaching History of Education, Science, Occu-
pations, and Psychology in Miss Wheelock's School, 284 Dartmouth Street,
Boston. She was one of the kindergartners present at the Summer Institute,
Miss Mary Stinson, '89, and Miss Helen Foss, '94, visited Miss Caro-
line L. Williamson, '89, on their way to and from Colorado.
Dr. Mary O. Hoyt, '89, made a short visit in Chicago, in July.
Katharine Mordantt Quint, '89, who has been pursuing graduate courses
in Greek and English Literature at Dartmouth College during the past year,
received the degree of M.A. from that institution in June, 1896. She was
also made an honorary member of the Class of 1846, to which her father,
Rev. Dr. A. H. Quint, belongs, on the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary,
and was the first woman ever present at the Dartmouth Alumni Dinner.
Miss Quint relates some of her Hanover experiences in an interesting article
entitled " A Woman in a Man's College," which appeared in the Educational
number of the Congregationalist, on August 15.
Bertha E. Smith, '90, is teaching Greek and Latin in Metzger College,
Evangeline HathaAvay, '90, has accepted a position in Mr. Volkman's
Preparatory School for boys in Boston. She has charge of the English de-
Caroline E. Noble, '90, teaches another year at Hempstead, L. I.
Mary Woodin, '90, is teaching Latin and Mathematics in Miss Dana's
school, Morristown, N. J.
Mabel A. Manson, '90, is teaching in the Portsmouth, N. H., High
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Alice M. Richardson, '90, spends a year in resting from her library
work at North field.
Grace Eastman, '91, is spending the winter in study. Her address is
41 West 124th Street, New York City.
Amy Mothershead, '91, is at Miss Dana's boarding school in Morris-
town, N. J.
Hattie L. Jones, '91, remains this year in the same position in the
Jamestown, N. Y., High School.
Mary E. Lewis, '91, who was last year in Chicago University, is this
year teaching English at State University of South Dakota.
Jane Weatherlow, '91, is teaching in St. Cloud, Mich.
Grace Jackson, '91, spent the summer abroad.
Blanche L. Clay, '92, is at her home in Boston, as last year. She is
engaged in journalistic work.
Maud Ryland Keller, '92, has taken charge of the English Literature
department in Bradford Academy, Bradford, Mass.
Mary Alice Emerson, '92, is teaching English in the Norwich Free
Academy. Letters may be addressed to 32 Lincoln Avenue, Norwich,
Conn. Vacation Address, 193 Warren Avenue, Boston.
Mary R. Eastman, '92, is teaching in Miss Whit6eld and Miss Bliss's
school in New York City.
Gertrude Woodin, '92, is teaching in Greenport, L. I.
Florence Wilkinson, '92, who spent the summer in the wilds of Canada,
has been writing stories of the French Canadian life.
The engagement of Mary Hazard, formerly of '93, to Professor Frost,
of Dartmouth, is announced.
The engagement of Florence Tone, '93, is announced. Miss Tone is
preceptress of the Academy at Ellenville, N. Y.
At the wedding of Clara S. Helmer, '93, Miss Lillian Helmer was
maid of honor, and Miss Helen Hill, '92, Miss Louise Brown, '92, and Miss
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"Winifred Augsbury, '95, were among the bridesmaids. Mr. and Mrs.
Merrill are at home after November 1, at 188 30th Street, Chicago.
Emily Howard Foley, '93, will teach this year.
Minnie Alice Shepherd, '93, has accepted the position of lady princi-
pal of the Wilkinson Female Institute, Tarboro, N. C.
Alice Hamlin, '93, has been appointed Professor of Philosophy at Mt.
Nan M. Pond, '93, holds a position in the Peck Library, Norwich, Conn.
Annie B. Tomlinson, '93, is acting as Secretary of the Brookline
Maria Alice Kneen, '93, is teaching Latin and Pedagogics in Atlanta,
Gail Laughlin, '94, is studying law in Cornell.
Louise J. Pope, '94, who has spent the past year in traveling abroad,
returned to this country in August.
Edith Judson, '94, is teaching in the High School at Montclair, N. J.
Caroline Fitz Randolph, '94, is to spend another winter in Berlin
Blanche C. Staples, formerly of '94, has a position as governess in a
Elizabeth McGuire, '94, has private pupils at her home in Roches-
ter, N. Y.
S. Julia Burgess, '94, is teaching in the North Tonawanda, N. Y.,
Mary K. Conyngton, '94, has returned to Fort Worth, Texas, for the
Helen R. Stahr, '94, retains her old position in the High School at her
home, Lancaster, Pa.
Miss Gertrude Angell, '94, is teaching Mathematics in the Buffalo
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Miss Helen Foss, '94, and Miss Edith Jones, '95, are teaching in a
Methodist preparatory school recently opened on Arch Street, Philadelphia.
Miss Elizabeth Bartholomew, '94, is teaching in the Chevy Chase
Mary K. Isham, '94, has joined the ranks of teachers.
Miss May D. Newcoinb, '94, was camping with Mrs. Charlotte Allen
Farnsworth, special, '89-91, and party at Estes Park, during August.
Clarissa White Benson, '94, is teaching Latin in the Columbus, Ohio,
Clara M. Kruse, '94, spent some weeks at the Amherst Summer School.
On her way back to Colorado, she spent August 20 at the College.
Helen Drake, '94, is studying music in Albany.
Edith L. P. Jones, '95, is teaching Greek and Latin in the Philadelphia
Collegiate Institute for Girls.
Elizabeth R. Waite, '95, is acting as Assistant in the High School at
Barrington, R. I.
Helen J. Stimpson, '95, is teaching Greek and French in the High
School of Holden, Mass.
Julia Phelps, '95, has accepted a position as preceptress of the Andes,
N. Y., Academy and Union Free School.
Sophie Voorhees, '95, is teaching Greek and Rhetoric in the Auburn,
N. Y., High School.
Frances Hildreth, '95, has a position in the Bangor, Me., High School.
Ina M. Chipman, '96, has charge of the Scientific department of the
Ladies' College, Hamilton, Ontario.
Jessie Evans, '96, is teaching in the High School of Greenwich, Conn.
Grace Woodin, '95, is teaching in Elizabethtown, N. Y.
Cornelia Huntington, '95, attended the General Conference of Christian
Workers at Northfield this summer.
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Alice Campbell is teaching in the Mil ford, N. H., High School.
Mabel Wellman has a position as teacher of science in the Brookline
Alice C. Howe is teaching Mathematics in the Concord, Mass., High
May Cannon, '95, is teaching Physiology in the Fitchburg Normal School.
Iza B. Skelton, '95, has accepted a position as teacher of Mathematics
and Physics in the Creal Springs, 111., College.
Bertha March spent the summer in Wellesley village.
Elizabeth A. Stark, '95, is back at the College as assistant in the General
Miss M. Gertrude Wilson, '95, of the department of History in Emma
Willard School, Troy, N. Y., has been spending two weeks with Miss
Grace Woodin, '95, vice principal in Elizabethtown High School,
Elizabeth town, N. Y.
Grace Caldwell, '95, remains in the same position in the High School at
Plainfield, N. J.
Helen M. Kelsey, '95, is back at the College as assistant in the English
Josephine Thorpe, '95, is taking graduate work in English Literature at
Grace Waymouth, '95, has joined the training class in Brookline, Mass.
May Merrill, '95, is teaching in Woodstock, Vt.
Alice Hunt, '95, is teaching in Mrs. Meade's School, Norwalk, Conn.
Sarah E. Capps, formerly of '95, and Edith Capps, formerly of '96, are
studying at Chicago University.
Mary H. McLean, '96, is teaching English Literature in the Haverhill,
Mass., High School.
Mary Edith Raines, M.A., '96, is teaching Latin and Literature in a
boardins; school in Irvinston, Cal.
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Theresa Huntington, '96, has been appointed instructor in Gymnastics at
the High School in Milton, Mass.
Joanna S. Parker, '96, has assumed the management of a school for
children at her home in Atchison, Kansas.
Ada Belfield, '96, is teaching at a private school in Chicago.
Mary Hefi'eran, Elizabeth Snyder, and Alice Schouler, '96, are spending
the winter at home.
Martha Shackford, '96, is teaching in Conway, N. H.
Virginia Sherwood, '96, is teaching Mathematics and English in a private
school in Rochester, N. Y.
Elva H. Young, '96, is studying law at Cornell University.
Prudence Thomas, '96, is teaching Greek in Science Hill, Shelbyville,
During the opening days of the term Clara Keene, '96, was at the college
assisting in the work on the schedule.
Cornelia Janssen, '96, is teaching German and English in the High School
of Westerly, R. I.
Grace E. Morgan, '96, is teaching in the Amherst High School.
Myra L. Boynton, '96, is teaching science in the High School of Methuen,
Louise McNair, '96, has a position in Hosmer Hall, St. Louis, Missouri.
Bessie Gray Pierce, '96, is acting as assistant in the Lincoln School of
Lucy C. Mott, '96, has accepted the principalship of a church boarding
school in Ashland, Kentucky. Miss Bogardus, '96, is her assistant.
Edith Whitlock, '96, is teaching in Mrs. Mulholland's School in San
Evangeline Kendall, '96, is principal of the High School in South Windsor,
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Cora F. Stoddard, '96, is teaching Latin and French in the Middletown,
Conn., High School.
Elizabeth S. Adams, '96, is at the Boston Training School.
Abbie L. Paige, Adah Hasbrook, and Annie E. Cobb, all of '96, are at
the Brookline Training School.
Cordelia C. Nevers, '96, has charge of Fiske Cottage.
Flora M. Crane, special, '89, has an appointment in Pleasant Hill
Academy, Pleasant Hill, Tenn.
Mary Elizabeth Hart, special, '92-94, has a position as teacher of Biol-
ogy in Western College, Oxford, Ohio.
Edith Sawyer, special, '92-95, spent Sunday, October 4, at the
<irn TV TVTpT'rimnn anAPisi.l '94— Hfi is in nimi
Clara D. Merriman, special, '94-96, is in charge of the English depart-
ment of the Indian School in Carlisle, Pa. Carlisle has the largest Indian
school in America.
Lucy B. E. Willcox, special, '90-95, is to have charge of Dickinson
House, Lawrenceville, N. J., where her brother is master in Greek.
Mabel A. Carpenter, special, '93-95, has a poem entitled "Reality"
in the New England Magazine for July.
Hattie E. Moore, special, '93-96, is teaching in Froebel Academy,
Brooklyn, N. Y.
Florence Foster, special, '83-85, has been appointed principal of the
Prospect Hill School, in Greenfield, N. J.
The following members of '96 have visited Wellesley since the open-
ing of college : Emily H. Brown, Martha A. Bullis, Edith E. Butler, Annie
E. Cobb, Helen F. Cooke, Isabella II. Fiske, Frances G. Hershey, Ethel L.
Howard, Clara R. Keene, Amy S. Lane, Anna K. McChesney, Mary H.
McLean, Louise McNair, Abbie L. Paige, Clara A. Sizer, Elizabeth R.
Snyder, Mary A. Woodward, Edith E. Wyllie, Elva H. Young.
The freshman class, 1900, numbers among its members sisters of the
following former students : May Cannon, '95 ; Edith Capps, formerly of
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'96 ; Mary Chase, '96 ; Frances Lance, '92 ; Alice Norcross, '95 ; Bertha
Rockwell, special, '93-94; Bessie Rogers, special, '92-96; Cora F. Stod-
The graduate department has this year among its members the following
alumnae: Mrs. Helen Womersley Norcross, '80; Hester D. Nichols, '84;
Mary C. Mosman, '86 ; Edith A. True, '87 ; Clara M. Keefe, Harriet R.
Pierce, '88 ; Margaret E. Hazen, '91 ; Frances E. Lance, '92 ; Gertrude Bige-
low, Alice Reed, '93 ; Roxana H. Vivian, Mary H. Holmes, Carolyn Peck,
'94 ; Gertrude B. Smith, Josephine Thorpe, '95 ; Josephine H. Batchelder, Al-
zora Aldrich, Mary F. Davenport, Annie M. Robinson, Grace B. Townsend,
Annie K. Tuell, Elizabeth Ziegler, '96.
Mrs. F. W. Case is at present Resident Secretary of the Woman's Edu-
cational and Industrial Union of Columbus, Ohio. Her address is 64 South
REPORT OF NEW YORK COLLEGE SETTLEMENT.
September brings a lull in the activity of the New York College Set-
tlement. The winter classes do not begin until October. The summer
home at Mount Ivy was closed on the 9th of September, after a very happy
summer for both guests and hostesses. The visitors were particularly de-
lighted with the freshness and cleanness of all the furnishings of the new
During the vacation painters and paper hangers have been busy at 95
Rivington Street, with very gratifying results ; while the dining room re-
joices in the acquisition of one of Hopkinson Smith's Venetian water colors.
The Settlement is fortunate in retaining six of last year's residents,
including the Head Worker and Assistant Head Worker, the music teacher,
and the kindergartners.
The Philadelphia Settlement, for eight weeks during the summer, received
ten children each week into its summer home at Kennett Square. In addition
to this, parties from the Settlement were entertained at Bryn Mawr and
Through the summer months band concerts were given every Friday
evening in a small park adjoining the Settlement House in Philadelphia.
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The space was lighted by gasolene lamps, and benches were arranged for the
accommodation of those who wished to rest while listening. About five
hundred people each night took advantage of these open-air concerts, some
lingering for a short time, while others, oftentimes with sleeping children in
their arms, remained until the last note sounded.
The results of the first nine months at the Philadelphia Settlement
Kitchen were very encouraging. The receipts for the month of June were
$497.60, as compared with $230.38 in January. These figures are remarkable
when it is remembered that the average purchase amounts to about ten cents.
A class for the study of practical sociological subjects has been organ-
ized at the Philadelphia Settlement. Informal lectures will be delivered by
men and women qualified by both theoretical and practical training, to speak
on their various subjects. The lectures will be followed by discussion and
The Western Wellesley Association held its annual meeting in Chicago,
at the Wellington Hotel, on Sept. 14, 1896. Owing to the bad weather the
number present was not as large as it has been in previous years. At a
short business meeting, which preceded the banquet, the question of consol-
idation with the Chicago Wellesley Club was discussed, and a committee to
take charge of the matter was appointed, consisting of the president and
secretary, and a charter member of the Association. It was voted that the
officers of this year hold their positions for another year. The officers are :
president, Miss May Pitkin, '95; first vice president, Mrs. Fred. S.
Tyrrell ; second vice president, Mrs. V. Crain-Moller, '88 ; corre-
sponding secretary, Miss Christine Caryl, '95 ; recording secretary
and treasurer, Miss Alberta Baker, '96 ; annalist, Miss Florence
Foley, '97. At 2 o'clock the members and guests sat down to a banquet.
After the menu toasts were responded to as follows : " Art in the Public
Schools," Miss Ellen Starr, of Hull House ; " Social Obligations of an Edu-
cated Life," Professor Graham Taylor, of Chicago Commons; "Some An-
thropological Experiences," Professor Frederic Starr, of the U. of C. ;
"The Annals of the College Year," Miss Julia Lyman, '96. Among the
out-of-town guests present were Miss M. J. Beattie and Miss D. B.
Emerson, of Rockford, 111. ; Miss Tuck, of Philadelphia; Miss Merrill, of
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Milwaukee, and Miss Florence Foley, of Lincoln, 111. Among the others
present were : Mrs. Dr. Loeb, Miss Ada Belfield, Miss C. Williamson, Miss
E. C. Brooks, Miss M. A. Davis, Miss C. Caryl, Miss Olive Ely, Miss Ely,
Miss Gertrude Willcox, Miss Julia Lyman, Mrs. L. C. Weare, Miss
Pitkin. The banquet was followed by an informal reception.
The annual reunion of the Maine Wellesley Association was held at
Riverton Park, Portland, September 3. After a sail up the beautiful
Pasumpscot River, lunch was served in the Casino. Evangeline Hathaway,
'90, was toastmistress. The following responses were made : " Wellesley of
Yesterday," Isabelle Clark, '80 ; " Wellesley of To-day," Mabel Wood, '99 ;
"Wellesley of To-morrow," Ethel Norton, '99 ; "Maine Wellesley Associa-
tion," Alice Lord. At the business meeting the following officers were
elected : president, Mrs. Mina Rounds Murchie, '87 ; vice president, Kate
Nelson, '95 ; corresponding secretary, Addie Bonney, '94 ; recording secretary,
Gertrude Tiramons ; executive committee, Isabelle Clark, '80, Miss Libbey,
Mabel Wood, '99. Much enthusiasm was manifested by the members of the
Association. It has been decided to organize Wellesley Clubs throughout
Maine in addition to the State Association.
Ahlers-Gilman. — In Wellesley, Mass., July 8, Miss Mary Russell
Gilman, '88, to Prof. Louis A. E. Ahlers. At home, Colorado Springs, Col.
Rogers-Slater. — In South Hadley, Mass., June 18, Miss Elizabeth
Slater, '88, to Mr. George B. Rogers. At home, Exeter, N. H.
Kohlmetz-Bothwell. — In Albany, N. Y., September 24, Miss Alice
Gray Bothwell, '90, to Mr. George W. Kohlmetz. At home after November
1, 181 Taylor Street, Cleveland, Ohio.
Belden-Burr. — In Tread well, N. Y., July 1, Miss Lillian Burr, '91, to
Mr. Frank Orson Belden.
Herrick-West. — In Rome, N. Y., July 22, Miss Flora May West, '91,
to Mr. Newtpn Jay Herrick. At home, Canajoharie, N. Y.
Ward well-Morgan. — In Boston, September 2, Miss Lucy Belle
Morgan, '92, to Mr. Charles Henry Wardwell. At home, Dunklee Street,
Newton Highlands, Mass.
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Merkill-Helmer. — In Chicago, 111., September 15, Miss Clara Sey-
mour Helmer, '93, to Rev. William Pierson Merrill, brother of Miss Helen
A. Merrill, '86.
Murray-Winton. — At Birchwood, Saranac Inn in the Adirondacks,
September 2, Miss Katharine May Winton, '93, to Dr. Gilbert D. Murray.
Small-Black. — In Adelaide, N. C, August 3, Miss Isabella Black, '94,
to Mr. E. Onslow Small.
Herrick-Kellogg. — In Kenwood, N. Y., Aug. 20, 1896, Miss Elea-
nor N. Kellogg, '94, to Mr. Paul Bernard Herrick.
Potter-Pierce. — August 12, Miss Millicent Louise Pierce, '94, to
Mr. James Tracy Potter. At home, after November 1, Lawrence, Kan.
Blackburn-Sherwin. — In Denver, Col., August 28, Miss Annette
Sherwin, formerly of '94, to Mr. William Henry Blackburn.
Gordon-Watson. — In Lawton, Mich., September 15, Miss Florence
Opal Watson to Mr. Charles Gordon.
Lewis-Baker. — In Boston, September 23, Miss Elizabeth Baker, for-
merly of '98, to Mr. William H. Lewis. At home, after January 4, 14
Allen Street, North Cambridge.
Renfrew-Spaulding. — In Haverhill, Mass., June 3, Miss Marjorie
Wellington Spaulding, special, '98, to Mr. Levi Brown Renfrew. At home
Wednesdays, after July 8, at Bonnie Brae, Adams, Mass.
Johnson-Lord In Calais, Me., July 15, Miss Carolyn Mae Lord,
special, '97, to Mr. Franklin Winslow Johnson. At home Wednesdays,
after September, Waterville, Me.
Raymond-Hovey. — In Newburyport, Mass., September 15, Miss Clara
Louise Hovey, special, '92-94, to Rev. Royal Raymond. At home, South-
Edgett-Torrey. — In Somerville, Mass., September 15, Miss Evelyn
Torrey, special, '90-94, to Mr. Edwin Francis Edgett. At home Tuesdays,
after November 1, 399 Elm Street, West Somerville.
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October 3, 1896, at Chicago, 111., a daughter, Margaret Clark, to Mrs.
Mary Zimmerman Fiske, '85-87.
June 27, 1896, at Stoneham, Mass., a son, Francis Edwin, 3d, to Mrs.
Etta Parker Park, '90.
September 6, 1896, at Trebeins, Ohio, a son, Frederick Trebein, to
Mrs. Elizabeth Trebein Flynn, '93.
August 20, 1896, at Newton Centre, Mass., a daughter, Margaret Sum-
ner, to Mrs. Alice Jones Shedd, '93.
May 17, 1896, at Dayton, Ohio, a son, Brainerd Alden, to Mary Colby
In New Mexico, in May, 1896, Mrs. Morton, formerly stewardess of
In Sandusky, Ohio, July 6, 1896, the father of Mrs. Maryette Goodwin
In Boston, March 28, 1896, Mrs. John E. Parker, mother of Etta Par-
ker Park, '90.
In New London, Conn., May 27, 1896, Ella Richardson, sister of Alice
M. Richardson, '90.
Last spring, the father of Mary Woodin, '90, Gertrude Woodin, '92,
and Grace Woodin, '95.
In Selma, Ala., in July, 1896, Miss Katherine Holley, formerly of '92.
September 9, 1896, Mr. Daniel Bullard Pond, father of Nan M. Pond,
October, 1896, the father of Sarah Ellen Capps, formerly of '95.
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Fine CHocolates and BonDons.
Olives, Pickles, and Sardines.
Fruits in their Season. Almonds salted to order.
S. G. STEVENS, D.D S ,
175 Tremont Street,
Evans House. Boston, Mass.
H. H. CARTER & CO.,
Stationers *? Engravers
20 per cent Discount
Made by Wellesley College Students.
5 Somerset St. (near Beacon),
J. TAILBY & SON,
Opposite Railroad Station, Wellesley.
Flowers and Plants of the choicest varieties for all
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Up one flight.
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Miss M. F. Fisk.
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8 De Wolfe, Fiske & Co.
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10 Boston & Albany Railroad.
ii H. H. Tuttle & Co.
12 Winship Teachers' Agency.
13 Houghton, Mifflin & Co.
14 A. Stowell & Co.
15 R. H. Stearns & Co.
16 John H. Thurston.
17 Springer Brothers.
18 International Fur Company.
19 Joel Goldthwait & Co.
20 Shepard, Norwell & Co.
21 Wadsworth, Howland & Co.
22 Metropolitan Rubber Company.
23 Wright & Ditson.
24 F. H. Dennis.
25 Soule Photograph Co.
26 Horace Partridge & Co.
27 Gilchrist & Co.
2S Charles W. Hearn.
29 Fiske Teachers' Agency.
30 H. W. Downs Co.
31 O. A. Jenkins & Co.
32 George A. Plummer & Co.
33 T. E. Moseley & Co.
34 Samuel Ward Company.
35 John W. Sanborn.
36 S. G. Stevens.
37 Whitney & Co.
38 Stickney & Smith.
39 John C. Haynes & Co.
40 Hotel Bellevue.
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E solicit your patronage in all departments of our Dry Goods Establishment, promising
you prompt and efficient service.
Members of the Faculty and Students of Wellesley College
■will, on presentation of certified cards, be allowed a dis-
count of ten per cent on goods purchased.
EVERYTHING MADE OF RUBBER.
Ten per cent discount to Wellesley
CLEVE & KRIM^^
Metropolitan Rubber Co.,
49 Summer Street, Boston.
STICKNEY & SMITH,
Ladies' and Misses' Garments.
Tailor-made Street Suits,
Silk and Cloth Shirt Waists,
Bicycle Suits, and Furs.
FUR GARMENTS MADE OVER AT VERY LOW PRICES.
No. 134 Boylston Street,
Ten per cent Discount to Wellesley Students.
Paper by the Pound . . .
Our New Assorted Box of
Paper, comprising 36 sheets of
paper (no two alike), with 36
envelopes to match, of the latest
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postpaid on receipt of 50 cents.
SAriUEL WARD COHPANY,
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decide on a regular paper for Boston, Hass.
Complete price list in each box. Our Sample Books sent on
receipt of four cents to pay postage.
DR. C. FRANK BEARD,
SOUTH FRAMINGHAM, MASS.
Operative Dentistry a Specialty.
Y\ and f |¥ ^ Blake's Underwear and Dry Goods Store.
OT the largest store in town, it is true, but I carry a general line of Dry Fancy Goods and Smallwares,
and am bound to give good value for money received. Ladies' Cotton Underwear a specialty,
manufactured by myself; and as to value, well, ask anyone who has worn it and see what they say
When a customer returns for more goods of the same kind you know they feel satisfied. That's tni
way they do here on underwear, — in fact on goods of all kinds.
This is the place where you can get your
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F. C. BLAKE, SUCCESSOR TO R. H. RANDALL,
15 West Central Street, Natick.
L. P. HOLLANDER & COMPANY,
202 to 212 Boylston Street, and Park Square,
Ladies' Tailor Suits,
Highest Grade of Work and Materials,
all on Silk, $25 to $50.
GOLFING AND BICYCLE SUITS,
$18 to $35.
Rich Fur=trimmed Jackets
atld Mantles, also Large Assortment
of beautifully made WINTER COATS
for $15, $18, $20, and $25.
ENGLISH WALKING HATS IN EXCLUSIVE SHAPES.
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FOR PERSONAL USE AND GIFTS.
ARTICLES for the Toilet Table and
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The newest designs of Fancy Jewelry,
Hair Ornaments, Fans, and Opera
Glasses in stock.
We respectfully invite you to visit our store, whether you purchase or not.
A. StOWell & Co., 24 Winter Street, Boston.
Cotrell & Leonard
Illustrated . ..
Kent Place School
Summit, New Jersey.
Hamilton W. Mabie,
Application may be made to the
Mrs. Sarah Woodman Paul.
The Young Ladies' Attention is called to something
very attractive in a
French Flannel Shirt Waist,
which has been made to order in the most Fashionable
colors and very "Chic" style for
MISS M. F. FISK,
No. 44 Temple Place, Boston.
The Young Ladies should make a special examination of these Waists, as they are
proving wonderfully satisfactory.
THE HORACE PARTRIDGE CO.
335 Washington Street, Boston.
College Athletic and Gymnasium Outfitters.
TENNIS. GOLF, AND BASKET BALL GOODS.
Crew Sweaters and Jerseys, which are also suitable for all athletic purposes, made to order in any
style in the best manner.
A Discount of 10 per cent is given Wellesley students on individual orders. Special net rates for crew or team orders.
Tfie senior Class piiotippuer
for Wellesley '94 and '95
Charles W. Hearn,
392 Boylston Street,
Mr. Hearn thanks Wellesley students for
their past valued patronage, and would be
pleased to submit prices and samples, with
a view to his possible selection as Class Pho-
tographer for Wellesley '97.
Charles W. Hearn.
In all Departments of Literature
Can be found at our store. The largest as-
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ard authors. Also a large variety at special
reductions. Large variety of Bibles, Prayer
Books, Booklets, etc.
We are noted for low prices.
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THE ARCHWAY BOOKSTORE,
Nos. 361 and 365 Washington Street, Boston.
Houghton, nifflin and Company.
The Writings of Harriet Beecher Stowe.
New Riverside Edition, from new plates. Thoroughly edited and rearranged, with a Biographical
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engraved title-pages In 16 volumes, nmo, handsomely bound, cloth, gilt top, $1.50 each.
This is a handsome, every-way desirable edition of the writings of one of the greatest and most famous of American
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Uncle Tom's Cabin, and the Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin. (Two volumes.)
Dred, and Other Anti=Slavery Tales and Papers. (Two volumes.)
The Hinister's Wooing.
Agnes of Sorrento.
The Pearl of Orr's Island.
Household Papers and Stories.
Stories, Sketches, and Studies.
Poems by Celia Thaxter.
Appledore Edition. Edited, with a charming Preface, by
Sarah Orne Jewett. i2mo, uniform with the First
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$1.50; cloth, paper label, uncut edges, $1.50; in decora-
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This handsome volume comprises all of Mrs. Thaxter's
poetical works, except her verses for children published
last year, together with some not before printed.
Talks on Writing English.
By Arlo Bates, Litt.D., Professor of English in the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Crown Svo,
This is an admirable book for those who wish to learn
to write naturally and effectively. It is simple, clear, full
of helpful suggestions and illustrations which emphasize
the author's statements.
A Primer of American Literature.
By Charles F. Richardson, Professor of Literature in
Dartmouth College. New Edition, rewritten and
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A Phrase-Book from the Poetic and
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To which is added an index containing the significant
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This book contains the quotable passages of Browning's
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and peculiarities of Browning's diction, with reference to
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Passe Fariout end Frame maker.
snepam, Harwell & Go.
Maps, Panels, and Velvet Work.
Old Engravings Restored.
Wood and Gold Frames of the Latest
Deliver all packages at the
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the Twenty-seventh of November.
It will contain selections from the
poems and verses of all Wellesley's
poets and verse writers. Address . .
UIII Ul|UuU Stand the Light!
The more light the more good
points you see.
Perfect satisfaction in every purchase,
and that backed up to the letter. Men-
tion this advertisement.
Cordelia C. Nevers,
UnderWOOd, Leader in Footwear,
3 Clark's Block, Natick.
International Fur Company,
Nos. 39 and 41 Summer Street, Boston,
Are now showing their Complete Line of w3* & &
RICH FURS in
Neck Novelties . .
Electric Seal Capes
Astrachan Capes . .
Alaska Sable Capes .
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Furs Made Over, j* Particular attention is given to
the remodeling and repairing of Fur Garments. Our prices
are the lowest in Boston.
Special Notice. <£ A discount of 10 per cent will be given on all purchases made by the
Faculty and Students of Wellesley College.
*%^ Temple Place, Boston.
Shreve. Crump I Low Go.
Jewelers ^ Silversmith
147 TREMONT STREET, CORNER OE WEST.
Pine Stationery. Card Engraving.
Programs and Invitations, both printed and
engraved. Class Day Programs a specialty.
Class Pins designed and manufactured to
Parasols and Umbrellas made to order, re-
covered and repaired.
FINEST ROADBED ON THE CONTINENT.
. .ONLY. .
First Glass Tfpii Car
TO THE WEST.
Through Trains Leave Boston as follows : —
8.30 a. m. (except Sunday) Day Express.
IO.30 a. m. (daily) Chicago Special.
2.00 p. m. (daily) North Shore Limited.
3.00 p. m. (except Sunday) St. Louis and
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11.00 p.m. (daily) 6.41a.m.
For tickets, information, time-tables, etc., apply
to nearest ticket agent.
A. S. HANSON,
General Passenger Agent.
The attention of students is called to our
new Carbonettes. These are photographic
reproductions in brown tone, closely imita-
ting imported Carbons, but at our usual
prices. We have added also a new line of
picture frames especially adapted for students'
rooms, giving artistic effects at very reasona-
Soule Photograph Co.,
338 Washington Street, Boston.
Wright & Ditson.
new England's leading athletic outfitters.
Every Requisite for . . .
Athletic Sports and Pastimes
colf, Tennis, basket ball,
Gymnasium, Fencingand Outing Uniforms
of every description.
Prompt and careful attention given to mail orders.
Wright & Ditson,
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The Dana Hall School,
Pupils are prepared for regular or for special courses at
Price for Board and Tuition, $500 for the school year;
Tuition for day pupils, $125.
For further information address the Principals :
Julia A. Eastman,
Sarah P. Eastman.
CHARLES W. PERRY,
Pure Drugs and Medicines.
Physicians' Prescriptions a Specialty.
People's Steam Laundry.
First=class Work. Prompt Delivery.
LADIES' SHIRT WAISTS A SPECIALTY.
We are responsible for loss by fire. A postal will
bring our team to your door.
7 and 9 Common Street, Natick, Hass.
D. A. MAHONY & SONS, Proprietors.
oman's Medical College of the
New York Infirmary for Women and Children.
AESSION '96-97 opens October 1, 1896. Four years, Graded Course.
^ Instruction by Lectures, Clinics, Recitations and practical work, under
supervision in Laboratories, and Dispensary of College, and in New York
Infirmary. Clinics and operations in most of the City Hospitals and Dis-
pensaries open to Women Students. For Catalogues, etc., address
321 East Fifteenth Street,
EMILY BLACKWELL, M. D.
As a Rule ■
When a girl leaves college she soon becomes en-
gaged, and then the first thing she does is to buy
table linens. Therefore, always ask for linens
Erskine Beveridge & Company, Limited,
which are the best, and can be found at all the
large Retail Dry Goods Stores.
JOSEPH E. DeWITT,
Stationer and Picture Dealer.
Special attention given to Framing
Pictures at reasonable prices, jtjitjt
It is of easy access by the Electric Cars.
No. 2 Jlain Street, Natick, riass.
H. W. DOWNS COMPANY
Trimmed and Untrimmed Hats.
Bicycle and Walking Hats a Specialty.
Our Dress-lining Department is the
largest in the city. Jt <£ jt & jt jt
Special prices to Wellesley Students.
H. W. DOWNS COMPANY,
No. 14-3 TREMONT STREET,
WALNUT HILL SCHOOL.
For circular address the Principals,
MISS CHARLOTTE H. CONANT, B.A.
MISS FLORENCE BIGELOW, M.A.
Established 1843. Incorporated 1895.
Largest Stock and Lowest
Drawing Materials and Picture Frames
OF ALL KINDS AT
FROST & ADAMS CO.,
Importers and Wholesale Dealers,
37 CORNH1LL, BOSTON.
'Special Rates to Colleges."
New Illustrated Catalogue Free.
IN THE EQUIPMENT OF A STUDENT'S ROOM,
It is generally conceded that a stringed instrument
is almost an absolute necessity To secure the
greatest enjoyment from the purchase get the best
your money will afford. Expert judgment
pronounces the "Bay State" instruments
the finest in the world. An excellent instru-
ment is the
BAY STATE $10.00 BANJO.
We have in stock cheaper banjos than this,
but for a substantial, serviceable instrument
at a low price, no other instrument manufac-
tured can compare with it. Send for illus-
JOHN C. HAYNES & CO.,
453-463 Washington Street, Boston.
JOHN W. SANBORN I CO.,
LENSES GROUND iP PRESCRIPTIONS FILLED.
FULL LINE of Hand Cameras and
Prints Made and Mounted<^<^^^*^
Wellesley Graduates are always in demand.
William F. Jarvis, Manager.
Send for registration blanks and circulars.
3 SOMERSET STREET, BOSTON.
STATION ERYjljl <*<*<*<*<*
A Large Variety in the Latest Styles.
Fancy Goods, Novelties, Picture Frames,
Bicycles, etc., etc.
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JVIQ VjlOVCS^ Hosiery, Underwear and Ribbons, Embroidery
Silks, Stamped Linens, Denims, Art Muslins, and Cretonnes.^,^
IO per cent discount to all T B„ LeamV, Natick, MaSS.
Professors and Students of J J 7 '
Artists'. . .
Drafting Instruments. Art Studies and Books.
Oil and Water Colors, Crayons, Materials
For Tapestry, Painting, etc.
waoswoiiii, Rowland 4 Co., ' : 82 and 84 Washington St., Boston.
Branch Store in the Grundmann Studios, Clarendon Street, near St. James Avenue.
Mass., and South Paris, Maine.
Principal Factories, Maiden,
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FURRIERS * AND -• LADIES' * HATTERS
Ladies' Sailor and English Walking Hats
of our own Importation. <£ Exclusive Styles.
Sole Agents for Connelly's New York Turbans.
407 WASHINGTON STREET, BOSTON.
^^ tT\ f^f^Q All the latest styles in Narrow, Medium,
* * * ' and Wide Toes. Special attention given
to making shapes recommended by leading surgeons. Button
and Lace Boots and Oxford Ties, in Black, Russet, and Patent
Leather. The largest assortment of Bicycle and Tennis Goods
to be found in Boston. Party Boots, Shoes and Slippers in
Faculty and Students of
T. E. MOSELEY & CO.,
469 Washington Street, Boston.
Joel Goldthwait & Company,
Oriental Carpets and Rugs. Axminsters, Wilton and
We are now ready to show the finest line we ever opened in
Foreign and Domestic Carpets.
All new in style, and adapted to the present furnishings.
Our own special patterns. Our open stock is full at prices lower than ever.
Joel Goldthwait & Company,
163 to 169 Washington Street, Boston, Mass.
In every department of our store we allow Wellesley Professors and
Students a discount, generally 10 per cent.
We deliver all goods free of express charges at Wellesley College and Dana Hall.
During the year you will notice many attractive goods which your friends at home
uld be glad to see. We shall be glad to send samples at your request.
Dress Goods, Hosiery, Neckwear, Millinery,
Underwear and Art Embroideries
perhaps some of the departments most interesting to students, but the discount applies
R. H. STEARNS & CO.
Tremont Street and Temple Place, - - BOSTON, MASS.
: o JL
GEO. A. PLUMMER & CO.
Ladies' and Children's
Specialty Garment House.
Young Ladies' Coats, Suits,
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Garments, Silk Petticoats,
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The Latest Paris and Berlin Novelties
Always in Stock at
Moderate Prices. . .
531 and 533 Washington Street, Boston
Next door to Boston Theatre.
Frank Wood, Printer, Boston.